PuSh Blog

Spotlight on France

November 09, 2015

L'immédiat, Association Immédiat, 2016 PuSh Festival
Photo: Cyrille Cauvet

This year’s Spotlight on France brings to our Vancouver stages a very special glimpse into the
French performing arts milieu. While not definitive by any measure, the Spotlight on France puts into relief certain features of the unique character of contemporary French circus and dance traditions. The PuSh Festival has been presenting French artists and their work for many years now: original voices like Gérald Kurdian and Faustin Linyekula (2015), and works like Gisèle Vienne’s highly provocative Jerk (2010) and Projet In Situ’s blindfolded urban tour Do You See What I Mean? (2013). And who can forget Festival favourite Jérôme Bel and works like The Show Must Go On (2010) and Cédric Andrieux (2013).

This year’s offerings are four main stage presentations: Le Temps scellé, L’immédiat, Relative Collider and Vu. They range from the lyrical and impressionistic to the obsessive and humorously inventive—all are dizzyingly virtuosic and infused with a wildly creative imagination. We also have in store a very special film screening (and live score!) at Club PuSh of Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (1973).

The 2016 PuSh Festival Spotlight on France has graciously been made possible through the generous support of the Consulate General of France in Vancouver and Institut français.

La scène française s’invite à Vancouver: laissez-vous surprendre!