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2022 PuSh Festival Curatorial Statement

November 24, 2021

PuSh has always been an accelerator, animating our imaginations and transforming our perspectives. The 2022 PuSh program is a timely catalyst, facilitating an emergence from our social hibernation with works that incept, evoke, activate, and […]

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Giving Voice to History, Culture and Climate in Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools – A curatorial statement by Roy Surette

January 07, 2019

In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”.

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The Immediacy of the Silence in Muted: A curatorial statement by David Pay

December 04, 2018

You know when you walk into a darkened room?  It takes a moment for your eyes to adjust, but then you’re able to see all the details. Muted is the aural equivalent of that. Everything […]

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Women in the Arts (A Recap!)

July 24, 2018

Yesterday we welcomed many amazing women through our doors at The Post at 750, as a continuation from the Women in the Arts event originally hosted by The Cultch in January. Opting out of any formal panel […]

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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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Inaugural PuSh Youth Assembly Conference—Young Minds on Art

February 27, 2015

2015 Youth Assembly

The PuSh Festival is pleased to offer the PuSh Youth Program for 16- to 24-year olds, to nurture budding dance, theatre and music enthusiasts of Vancouver—from the cautiously curious to emerging pre-professionals. The PuSh Festival […]

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So Blue: Louise Lecavalier’s highly anticipated choreographic debut – A Curatorial Statement by DanceHouse Producer Jim Smith

January 06, 2015

Louise Lecavalier, So Blue, 2015 PuSh Festival

It was 1990 when I first met Louise Lecavalier. I was at the start of my career in dance with my first job in Montreal at La La La Human Steps. Louise’s image was the […]

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Small Town Theatre on Big Life Choices – A Curatorial Statement about 7 Important Things by Marcus Youssef

December 19, 2014

When Norman asked me if Neworld Theatre would be interested in working with the PuSh Festival to bring Nadia Ross (Quebec) of STO Union and their production 7 Important Things to Vancouver, I said/exclaimed/jumped: “Yes!” […]

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