PuSh Festival Jan 15 – Feb 3rd

The 9th Annual International Performing Arts Festival of Vancouver, known simply as the Push Festival is underway. Last night I attended the Opening Gala that was hosted by CTV’s Mi-Jung Lee and Dan Mangan.

The party started by some opening speeches, which included the festival’s Executive Director Norman Armour with his ‘smile’ speech, along with the Mayor of the City of Vancouver.

Some of the highlights include:

RIDE THE CYCLONE

Atomic Vaudeville (Victoria, Canada)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Arts Club Theatre Company

January 17 – February 16, 2013

Mon & Tues 7:30 PM | Wed–Sat 8 PM

Matinee Wed & Sat 2pm, No show Sun

Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street

PHOTOG: AN IMAGINARY LOOK AT THE UNCOMPROMISING LIFE OF THOMAS SMITH

Boca del Lupo (Vancouver, Canada)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward’s

January 22-26, 2013 8:00PM

Matinee January 26 4:00PM

Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

ENCORE

Ballet BC (Vancouver, Canada)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Ballet BC

January 24 – 26, 2013 8:00PM

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

FREE Ballet BC Artist Salon, Jan 17 6:30-7:30PM at The Dance Centre.

TESTAMENT

She She Pop and their fathers (Berlin, Germany)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Goethe-Institut Toronto and SFU Woodward’s

January 24-26, 2013 8:00PM

Matinee January 26 4:00PM

Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

I, MALVOLIO

Tim Crouch (Brighton, UK)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Cultch

January 30 – February 10, 2013 8:00PM (No show Feb 4)

Matinee Feb 10, 2:00PM

The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street

KING LEAR

Contemporary Legend Theater (Taipei, Taiwan)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association

February 1-2, 2013 8:00pm

The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, 777 Homer Street

The 9th edition of the Push Festival is running from January 15 to February 3, 2013, at various venues across the city. Detailed info about venues and schedules is available on the Push Festival Website at www.pushfestival.ca.


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