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Norman Armour

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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The revelations of As I Lay Dying—A curatorial statement by Norman Armour

December 12, 2016

Theatre Smith-Gilmour is a staple in Toronto theatre scene. I’d venture to say that they are signature company for certain generation of devised theatre makers in Toronto. It’s long overdue that they are out here. […]

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Sweet, Sweat Baby Sweat—A curatorial statement by Norman Armour

December 01, 2016

There are several dance works at the PuSh Festival. All of them are spectacularly unique. This particular one will warm your heart. It’s a tender sweet look at intimacy, love and empathy. “What ever happened […]

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Intimacy: Beautiful and touching devised theatre – A Curatorial Statement by Norman Armour

January 07, 2016

Intimacy, Ranters Theatre, 2016 PuSh Festival

Some shows scream for attention. Others are far quieter—they whisper in your ear. At first not being sure of what you’re hearing, or even the direction from which you are being beckoned, the work subtly, […]

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The Dis/Appearing City – A Curatorial Statement on Cinema Imaginaire & Fare Thee Well! by Norman Armour

December 08, 2014

Lotte van den Berg, Cinema Imaginaire, 2015 PuSh Festival

I use the essence of theatre as my trademark: theatre is live, theatre is here and now. You can’t switch it off or casually change channels. You’re right in the middle, you’re part of it. […]

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The Challenge of Christeene – A Curatorial Statement by Norman Armour

November 24, 2014

Shameless. Filthy. Scary. Mythic. These are just some of the terms that surface when Christeene is brought up. Christeene’s shows, like The Christeene Machine, are the stuff of rock legend meets wasted gutter flashbacks. If you want […]

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A Message from Artistic & Executive Director Norman Armour

November 12, 2014

Norman Armour

Welcome to the 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Have a read. Make your list, and perhaps choose something a little unfamiliar. PuSh is nothing if not an adventure. As the Festival faces the prospect […]

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2015 PuSh Festival Launch: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with Sam Green and Yo La Tengo

September 04, 2014

For immediate release: September 4, 2014 The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and CDm2 LIGHTWORKS are proud to present a one- night only performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Wednesday, November […]

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