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Festivals Around the World

PuSh and Sydney Festivals announce multi-year exchange

March 23, 2017

While the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival brings live performing art from around the world to Vancouver audiences each year, it also links our city with an international network of presenters through performing arts industry […]

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IBT17 Bristol International Festival—A field report by Joyce Rosario

March 02, 2017

The day after the 2017 PuSh Festival wrapped up, I jumped on a plane to Bristol, England to attend In Between Time 2017: Bristol International Festival, a performing arts festival not unlike PuSh that tells […]

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The Magic of Bullet Catch – A Curatorial Statement by Joyce Rosario

January 18, 2015

Bullet Catch, Rob Drummond, 2015 PuSh Festival

I first saw Bullet Catch at The Traverse in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2012. I was so blown over by the show that I wished I was a theatre presenter with a budget […]

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A Long Overdue First – A Curatorial Statement about Le Cargo by Norman Armour

December 01, 2014

This is the PuSh Festival’s first presentation of an artist from the African continent. Certainly nothing to be proud of since it is definitely long overdue. I had seen Faustin Linyekula perform the piece a […]

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Joyce Rosario at Atelier for Young Festival Managers

May 08, 2014

So, what happens at the PuSh Festival office after the festival closes? In terms of the 2014 Festival that has just passed, there’s the reports, accounting, statistics. For the 2015 Festival to come, there’s planning, […]

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About Commemorations: Ideas Around 
A Civic Festival

January 30, 2014

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival commissioned Placemaking: A Decade in the City, a collection of essays from artists and writers to explore the Festival’s ‘place’ in the […]

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Curatorial Statement – Norman Armour on Have I No Mouth

January 01, 2014

Have I No Mouth is a first for the PuSh Festival. But it’s not a first to be proud of: it’s rather embarrassing, and actually long, long overdue. It’s the first time we’ve had a […]

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Congratulations to Kris Nelson

July 04, 2013

Kris Nelson, PuSh Festival’s Curatorial Advisor, has been appointed the new director of the Dublin Fringe Festival. Kris, who succeeds Róise Goan as she concludes five years at the multi-disciplinary arts festival, is the founding […]

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