• PuSh Assembly

Keynote Manifesto: Staging Ethnicity, Michael Greyeyes

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Michael Greyeyes photo: Eric Mull

February 2, 2012  6:00-7:00pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island

Part of the PuSh Festival Aboriginal Performance Series presented by Vancity

man·i·fes·to  n
A public written declaration of principles, policies, and objectives.
Artistic manifestos can be a call to arms, a statement of principles, or a line drawn in the sand. They can be a provocation and a challenge to existing tastes and aesthetics, an analysis of landmark productions, a spotlight on seminal points in time, or simply a confirmation of emerging trends, values and practices.

The PuSh Assembly has commissioned a thought-provoking manifesto from acclaimed First Nations actor, choreographer, director and educator Michael Greyeyes. His manifesto will address the inherent complexities of staging ethnicity—what defines “native” theatre, what the public expects it to be, and how this impacts those who create and experience theatre made by contemporary native artists.


Individual Tickets $15
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Audience members with proof of current Vancity membership are eligible for 2 for 1 tickets! This offer is available at the door only, not on advance purchase. Limited availability, arrive early. Read more about the Aboriginal Series presented by Vancity.


The PuSh Assembly, February 2-4, 2012, is a performing arts industry initiative offering global networking opportunities through its specialized programming for the performing arts. It is the West Coast’s only annual international interdisciplinary forum for the performing arts, providing an occasion to share best practices, ideas and perspectives. The PuSh Assembly fosters export readiness, international market development, and trade opportunities for artists in the areas of touring, co-production, residencies and cultural reciprocity. It is also the perfect social setting to get to know some of world’s most sought after curators! All PuSh Assembly events take place at Performance Works on Granville Island.