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Vancouver’s 13th PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is on Now

Posted on January 17, 2017

CityMash.com - If art, theatre, film, poetry, music, or dance are your jam, make sure to carve time out of your schedule to check out some of the productions at the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver, running from January 16th until February 5th.

Productions at this year’s festival originate from 11 countries, including South Africa, Korea, Italy and Australia, and will be performed at venues throughout the city during PuSh’s run. We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting several of the amazing shows on the roster below.

Sweat Baby Sweat

Turn up the heat by attending this steamy dance performance. Talented dancers Kimmy Ligtvoet and Steven Michel enact a love story through their bodies, accompanied by music and projected text.

Human Library

The worldwide phenomenon returns! Human Library encourages people to check out a human book. Book readers become listeners, learning from and engaging with fellow human beings.

Garden of Earthly Delights

Immerse yourself in this dreamscape-like experience, guided by shadow projections and sound cues, presenting cityscapes as shadows on a wall. This show is inspired by the Hieronymus Bosch painting of the same name.

Dynasty Handbag

If you are in the mood for a rowdy and raunchy good time, check out Dynasty Handbag and her eclectic collection of songs, from country to techno and everything in between.

Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder

Sit back and let Canadian performer Bridget Moser take you on a journey of short performances created over the past three years, utilizing props, comedy and music to convey the profound.

Four Thousand Holes

Join Vicky Chow, master of contemporary piano, and genre-bending percussionist Ben Reimer as they combine forces to perform world premier music from Music on Main’s composer-in-residence Nicole Lizée and John Luther Adams’ “Four Thousand Holes.”

Natural Disorder

Comedian Jacob Nossell has cerebal palsy and has spent his entire life plagued by the perceptions of others around him. In his play, he aims to define what “normal” means and hopes not only for audience acceptance, but also for wild applause.

Revenge of the Popinjay

If you are in the mood for an experimental rap-horror dark comedy, check out Revenge of the Popinjay. Anthony struggles to cope with a death in his family, while uncovering a frightening connection between himself, his boyfriend and an elusive gay rapper/serial killer. This unique performance blends live hip-hop, performance art, and storytelling for an unforgettable evening.

Let us know which PuSh productions you check out between now and February 5th!

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Written by Kristin McIvor
Hailing originally from North Carolina, Kristin has embraced life on the West Coast. She enjoys running, yoga, and seaside walks, and can often be found counteracting the benefits of these activities by eating pizza, drinking wine, and watching questionable reality television. More articles by Kristin McIvor

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