PuSh Blog

In the Community This Week

March 21, 2014

The PuSh Festival may only last for three weeks every January, but our many presentations partners continue to present amazing works of performing arts throughout the season. Like the PuSh Festival, our presentation partners across Vancouver are committed to presenting theatre, dance, music of excellence—whether by local, national or international artists, emerging or iconic.

For your dose of performing arts this week, PuSh recommends:

Lowest Common Denominator
A Zee Zee Theatre Production

March 13–30, 2014
PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero St
Tickets and info

From the team that brought you My Funny Valentine comes a dark and often comic vision of intergenerational love. Harmony is trying to get back on her feet post-divorce, and ends up on a blissful, booze-filled date with Peter, an insurance salesman. But when she walks in on her 17-year-old son Trevor kissing him it unleashes something dark, powerful and animalistic in her as their three lives are set in motion – perpetually intertwined. Lowest Common Denominator: we all come of age eventually.

Sidra Bell Dance New York
Presented by The Dance Centre & Chutzpah! Festival

March 27–29, 2014
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St
Tickets and info

Sidra Bell is rapidly gaining an international profile for her visceral work, which unravels the complexities of the human condition through a distinctly female lens: her creations have been described as brainy, exuberant, sensual and intensely physical. STELLA is dark and probing, fantastical and romantic, the work demands both physical power and tender expressiveness from Bell’s crack ensemble of technically honed dancers. A brand new work, Garment, completes the program. Not to be missed!

To Wear A Heart So White
A Leaky Heaven Production

March 25–30, 2014
The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave
Tickets and info

Part pilgrimage, part Elizabethan tragedy, part church service. Join Leaky Heaven at the Russian Hall for a retelling of this story of conquest and migration. The death of kings, queens, and nature. The birth of real estate. To Wear a Heart So White is a spatial exploration of the Russian Hall mapped over by Shakespeare and the lost rituals of colonialism. A somber parade for the end of times. Not so much a pushing of boundaries as a licking of them.