2022 Industry Series

In partnership with Talking Stick Festival and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

Featuring

119
Delegates

88
Organizations

13
Countries

The 2022 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Industry Series runs from February 2-6, 2022, and will include panel and round table discussions, curated pitches, walks with local artists, artist talks and select studio showings. It will highlight touring from an Indigenous perspective, multilingual creation, experiments in concept touring, Indigenous performing arts protocols, and new curatorial perspectives. Most importantly, whether in person or online, it is an opportunity to expand our frames of reference, reflect on our practices,  and see some great shows.

The 2022 Industry Series is hybrid!

  • To ensure greater access, panel discussions and the pitch session will be available as on-demand podcasts and videos for delegates with both In-person and Virtual passes as of February 2nd. 
  • Round table discussions and the artist talk will be available as hybrid events. Experience them in person, stream them live, or stream them on-demand.
  • Work-in-progress showings, artist walks and the majority of PuSh performances are live and in-person.
  • Registration for the In-person pass is now closed.

Join us online with the Virtual Industry Pass and receive on-demand access to Industry content and 3 virtual PuSh shows.

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A Welcome from the PuSh Collaborative Leadership Team

Jason Dubois
Welcome to the 2022 Push Industry series.

Each year, PuSh unfolds on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We recognize their sovereignty and the honour we have of presenting stories on these lands.

Gabrielle Martin
We acknowledge that many of us have started this new year with a sense of apprehension for the state of the performing arts, as we’ve had to make cancellations and adaptations to our performance projects.

We thank you for joining us in this opportunity to come together to move forward and move through this as a community.

Margo Kane
As we gather together for the industry series conversations, we’re delighted that so many participants have shared their ideas and their perspectives with us.

We know that you’ll enjoy these conversations. They’ll be available on demand viewing
or listening after the festival as well.

Please join us! All my relations.



Schedule

Sessions

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Artist Walks – an opportunity to gather in small groups outdoors and spend time connecting to the city through local artists

  • *RSVP required

Shows

6:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets

7:30 PM | How to Fail as a Popstar | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ | Details & Tickets

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Sessions

10:00 AM-12:30 PM | Opening Ceremony & Indigenous Performing Arts Practices: Artistic Processes – What we Carry (With Us) Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Lindsay Lachance | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, World Arts Centre

  • *Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 4

2:15 PM-4:15 PM | Indigenous Performing Arts Presenting: Touring from an Indigenous Perspective Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Dolina Wehipeihana | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, World Arts Centre

  • *Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 4

Shows

6:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | Se Prendre| Details & Tickets

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Sessions

10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM | The Seventh Fire Showing | Lobe Studio

  • *RSVP required

2:00 PM – 3:30 | Creative Process with Augmented Reality; Artist Talk by Cease Wyss and Tracey Kim Bonneau | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, World Arts Centre

  • *Available on-demand as of February 5

4:00 PM | An Undeveloped Sound; Work-in-progress Showing by Electric Company Theatre | Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Shows

6:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets

7:30 PM | William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | I swallowed a moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | Se Prendre | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | La Goddam Voie Lactée | Details & Tickets

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Sessions

1:00 PM3:00 PM | Modeling Right Relations and Authentic Artistic Collaboration with Indigenous Artists Round Table Discussion | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, World Arts Centre

*Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 6

Shows

2:00 PM | William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal | Details & Tickets

7:30 PM | William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | I swallowed a moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | La Goddam Voie Lactée | Details & Tickets

See Schedule Details

Shows

2:00 PM | I swallowed a moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 | Details & Tickets

4:00 PM | William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT: A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal | Details & Tickets

8:00 PM | La Goddam Voie Lactée | Details & Tickets

Available to all Industry Delegates from February 2-6, 2022

Hybrid Events

Indigenous Performing Arts Practices: Artistic Processes – What we Carry (With Us)
February 3, 10:00am-12:30pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Lindsay Lachance
*Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 4

Indigenous Performing Arts Presenting: Touring from an Indigenous Perspective
February 3, 2:15pm-4:45pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Dolina Wehipeihana
*Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 4

Creative Process with Augmented Reality
February 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Artist Talk by Cease Wyss and Tracey Kim Bonneau
*Available on-demand as of February 5

Indigenous Performing Arts Protocols: Modeling Right Relations
February 5, 1-3:00pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Mique’l Dangeli
*Available for live-stream, and on-demand as of February 6

On-demand Podcasts and Videos Available Feb 2-6

Multilingual Creation; its dramaturgy and implications

  • Moderated by Pedro Chamale (rice & beans theatre), speakers include: Mayumi Yoshida, Johnny Wu, Howard Dai and Carmela Sison, Laurence Dauphinais and Nancy Saunders.

Process Production and Touring

  • Moderated by Ryan Tacata, speakers include: Milton Lim (Hong Kong Exile, culturecapital), Patrick Blenkarn (Guilty by Association, culturecapital), Lisa Marie DiLiberto (Theatre Direct), Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Nassim Soleimanpour (Nassim Soleimanpour Productions), and Maiko Yamamoto (Theatre Replacement).

New Curatorial Perspectives; Supporting Artistic Practice

  • Speakers include Martine Dennewald (Festival TransAmériques, Canada), Quito Tembe (International Contemporary Dance Platform KINANI, Mozambique), Erin Boberg  (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, USA), Daniel Blanga Gubbay (KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS, Belgium), and Fernando Zugno (Porto Alegre em Cena, Brazil). Moderated by Gabrielle Martin (PuSh Festival).

PuSh’s Pitch Session

Curated by Patti Shaughnessy and showcasing: Yolanda M Bonnell, Waawaate Fobister, Starr Muranko, Darla Contois, Caliegh Crow, Frances Koncan, and Olivia C. Davies.

Shows

Born to Manifest | Details & Tickets

I swallowed a moon made of iron 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮 | Details & Tickets

Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ | Details & Tickets

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Entry to Venues

We are delighted to once again partner with the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts Cultural Programs as the host of several Industry Series events. For each of the Series’ venues, we have established our COVID-19 and Communicable Disease safety policies in accordance with BC’s Provincial Health Orders. All in-person attendees will need to be fully vaccinated and wear masks inside venues, with the exception of while eating and drinking.

Accessibility

To discuss your specific needs please reach out to Anika Vervecken, Accessible PuSh Coordinator at 604.605.8284 x 204 or access@pushfestival.ca.

Further Information

If you have any general questions or require further information about the Series, please contact Harriet Robinson, Festival Producer at producer@pushfestival.ca

Thanking Our Industry Partners