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2017 Festival

Town Choir: Field notes from Iceland—A curatorial statement by Maiko Yamamoto

February 01, 2017

Hrísey Island in northern Iceland is home to around 100 people year round. To get there, you take a 15-minute ferry across a stunning fjord. As the ferry nears the island, you see a neat […]

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Illuminating inspiration: Putting the spotlight on art

January 31, 2017

Queen Elizabeth Theatre , CDm2 LIGHTWORKS, 2017 PuSh Festival

For three years running, CDm2 LIGHTWORKS has been a proud sponsor of the PuSh Fesitval. This year, they are the presenting sponsor of Black Arm Band’s dirtsong, February 4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Here, […]

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Q&A with the creators of Concord Floral

January 25, 2017

Brubacher/Spooner/Tannahill, Concord Floral, 2017 PuSh Festival

We talked to Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner and Jordan Tannahill, the creators of Concord Floral, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Award and won the 2015 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play. Tannahill wrote […]

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Moments from Wallflower

January 24, 2017

Wallflower challenges its performers to remember every dance they’ve ever danced… it’s an ever-expanding archive of memories, a portrait of the life of each performer, told through the dances they remember on-stage and in rehearsal. […]

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The simple magic of Portraits in Motion—A curatorial statement by Norman Armour

January 23, 2017

Portraits in Motion is a gem. An absolute gem. Volker Gerling takes photographs of people and things, then turns them into flipbooks. He presents his flipbooks with the aid of a video camera and a projector. […]

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Ideas & Industry: PuSh Assembly Week 1 highlights

January 16, 2017

Image of Joyce Rosario observing the 2015 PuSh Assembly as an audience member

However you describe yourself—whether emerging, mid-career or established; dance, theatre, music, inter/multi/pluri-discipline; artist, manager, presenter, producer or curator; first-time single-ticket buying audience member or ongoing PuSh Passholder—the PuSh Assembly is designed to enhance your PuSh […]

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Double your impact: 2017 PuSh Festival matching campaign

January 16, 2017

  Each year the PuSh Festival needs to raise nearly $2 million to make the Festival happen. Nearly a third of that revenue comes from individuals and businesses who believe that what the PuSh Festival […]

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Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder—A curatorial statement by Jordan Tannahill

December 12, 2016

Bridget Moser

There is a ladder onstage. A young woman in a white t-shirt and black sweatpants enters. “Oh good, you’re here,” she tells the ladder, before pushing it over. It clatters to the floor. “You’re late.” […]

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