It’s PuSh time Vancouver!

Well Vancouver it’s January and it’s dark and rainy outside.  What a better time to take in some groundbreaking, experimental theatre from around the world. That’s right Vancouver it’s PuSh time again.  In its seventh year, the PuSh International Festival offers a smorgasbord of multidisciplinary performance.

Here’s a glimpse at this year’s festival:

Club PuSh is back: Have a drink, watch a show and stay for the band.  This laid back venue hosts a wide range of acts.  This year’s Club Push opens with a rock musical by Dayna HansonVeda Hille will be throwing a birthday party for Vancouver.  Daniel Barrow is performing the world premiere of his latest show Good Gets Better.  Daniel creates live animations with archaic technology, it’s defiantly worth checking out.

La Marea : A free show taking place in the zero hundred block of Gastown.  Boca del Lupo have teamed up with Argentinian artists Mariano Pensotti to present this series of vignettes that provide a glimpse into the lives of different characters.

This video is from a production of La Marea in Buenos Aires.

Iqaluit: Another free show, Iqualuit is a multi-media installation that takes place in the framework of an igloo and is experienced through a pair of wireless headphones.

Peter Panties: Leaky Heaven Circus and Neworld Theatre team up for this radical re-imagining of Peter Pan.  I love Leaky Heaven’s wacky sensibility so I’m excited for this one.

Floating : Following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe, internationally acclaimed theatre company Hoipolloi welcome you to the wonderful world of Hugh Hughes in Floating, a comic and beautiful tale of the island that floated away.

Datamatics : Brainchild of Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics is a live audio-visual show that looks like it will be a very unique experience.

Hard Core Logo : Live : A live stage version Bruce McDonald’s Canadian cult classic Hard Core Logo.  Check it out at The Rickshaw theatre.

Pod Plays: NeWorld Theatre presents this intimate theatrical experience.  Pod Plays are a series of site-specific radio plays that lead you through a unique outdoor experience.

That’s just a glimpse into some of what this year’s PuSh Festival offers.  For more information on the PuSh Festival check out their website :

Here’s a piece I did on the Push Festival a couple of years ago:


~ by carayeates on January 15, 2011.

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