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January 06, 2011

The totally subjective, somewhat random top five performing arts moments of 2010 by Janet Smith, Georgia Straight

Jerome Bel’s The Show Must Go On at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
I had more fun at Jérôme Bel’s exuberant, ultracool ode to the soundtrack of our lives than any other production this year. When the pro and nonpro dancers onstage weren’t living it up to some of the best and worst of pop music (Nick Cave on the same bill as Celine Dion?), they had the audience itself singing along and eventually busting moves in the aisle. If you missed this party, you have my sincere condolences

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The Best of Vancouver Theatre in 2010 by Mark Robins GayVancouver.net

Best show to blow away your senses   – Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Arts Club Theatre Company)

With shades of Tim Burton, Daniel Handler, Edward Gorey and a little Cirque and Seuss thrown in for good measure, this dazzling production almost sent me into convulsions (the good kind).

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The Rich Life, Culture by BC Business

“Vancouver is a tough-to-impress theatre town, making the success of the avant-garde PuSh Festival, now in its seventh year, quite remarkable. This year organizers of the multi-disciplinary performing arts fest have set an even more ambitious agenda, exploring and ‘urban experience’ theme. The marquee performance La Marea (Jan. 18 to 22), a joint effort of Vancouver’s acclaimed outdoor troupe Boca del Lupo and Argentine artist Mariano Pensotti, tackles the subject of the hidden thoughts of strangers. Nine different stories are told in the shop windows and street corners of Water Street between Abbott and Carrall each night”