Critical Ideas: On Gathering

Artist Talks

On Gathering brings together choreographer/director Emily Johnson (Yup’ik), writer/artist Camille Georgeson-Usher (Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene/Scottish), choreographer/curator Satu Herrala, and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō) to discuss artistic forms and gathering and assembly in public space.

Our discussion will give particular attention to the exclusionary and inclusionary politics of gathering together upon Indigenous lands where we are uninvited guests.

Critical Ideas is a partnership between PuSh and SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies. Coordinated by IPS Director Peter Dickinson and PuSh Associate Artistic Director Joyce Rosario, the series brings together artists, critics, scholars, and audiences to discuss formal, social, and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception today.

Panels are free and open to the public. Now entering its 5th year, the 2020 edition of Critical Ideas has been guest-curated by PuSh Scholars-in-Residence Dylan Robinson and Keren Zaiontz.



January 31
90 minutes

2:30PM – 4PM


Free. No registration required.

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