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2013 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 15 - February 3, 2013

Over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking local, national and international work in the live performing arts-theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performance.

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A Crack in Everything
Jan 15-16
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
This surreal and visually arresting multi-media work explores the enduring questions of justice posed in the Greek tragedy The Oresteia.
Presented with Simon Fraser Community Presentation Society.
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Ride the Cyclone
Jan 17-Feb 16
Arts Club Granville Island Stage
A high school chamber choir that perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident sings about their thwarted dreams in an outrageous and darkly hilarious ‘final concert.'
Presented with the Arts Club Theatre Company
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Cédric Andrieux
Jan 18-20
Scotiabank Dance Centre
A beautifully spare and poetic evening of dance and autobiographical story telling created in collaboration with, and performed by, French dancer Cédric Andrieux. Presented with The Dance Centre
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Cinema Musica
Jan 20
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
A spirited conversation between live music and film, featuring the work of Stan Douglas, Arnold Schoenberg, François Houle, Judy Radul and more.
Presented with Turning Point Ensemble and SFU Woodward's
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Ana Sokolovic's Svadba/Wedding
Jan 21-22
Heritage Hall
A concert presentation of Belgrade-born, Montreal-based Ana Sokolovic's stunning and intoxicating a capella opera for six female voices.
Presented with Music on Main
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Photog: An imaginary look at the uncompromising life of Thomas Smith
Jan 22-26
Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
The lives and struggles of war photographers are chronicled through the use of video, physical theatre and verbatim text from interviews with real world professionals. Presented with SFU Woodward's
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Encore
Jan 24-26
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
A revival of three eminent works from the Ballet BC repertoire by choreographers William Forsythe, Jorman Elo and Medhi Walerski.
Presented with Ballet BC
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Testament
Jan 24-26
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Shakespeare's King Lear inspires a contemporary reflection on the modern realities of aging and parenthood with actors sharing the stage with their real-life fathers. In German with English surtitles.
Presented with SFU Woodward's
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Haptic + Holistic Strata
Jan 25-27
Scotiabank Dance Centre
One of Japan's most exciting multidisciplinary artists brings together light, sound and movement with astonishing force and style.
Presented with The Dance Centre
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Do You See What I Mean?
Jan 25-27 & Feb 1-3
Access Gallery
This two-and-a-half hour blindfolded tour of the streets, storefronts and secret spaces of our city offers participants a deeply transformative experience of the everyday. Presented by Terra Breads, with Urban Crawl
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Reich + Rite with pianist Vicky Chow
Jan 28-29
Heritage Hall
Renowned pianist Vicky Chow performs a tour de force programme with works by Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky and Louis Andriessen.
Presented with Music on Main
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Still Standing You
Jan 29-30 & Feb 1-2
Scotiabank Dance Centre
An incendiary Belgian-Portuguese duo tests the limits of friendship, rivalry and their own bodies in a rough-and-tumble montage of dance, gymnastics and wrestling.
Presented with The Dance Centre
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
Jan 29-Feb 2
The Wise Hall
Told entirely in rhyming couplets, this devilish evening of supernatural storytelling is inspired by the Border Ballads, Robert Burns and the poems of Robert Service. Presented with The Cultch
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I, Malvolio
Jan 30­-Feb 10
The Cultch
A hilarious and unsettling take on Twelfth Night through the eyes of Malvolio-one of dramatic literature's most maligned characters.
Presented with The Cultch
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Winners and Losers
Jan 30-Feb 2
Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Marcus Youssef and James Long embrace the ruthless logic and inevitable consequences of capitalism as they debate what it means to be a 'winner' or a 'loser.'  Presented with SFU Woodward's
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King Lear
Feb 1-2
The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
Acclaimed the world over, this athletic and virtuosic one-man King Lear is performed by Wu Hsing-Kuo in the style of Peking Opera. In Mandarin with English surtitles. Presented with Asian Canadian Special Events Association
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The Edge Project: Good to Go
Jan 17-19
The Roundhouse
An original take on the Hero's Journey created, designed, written and performed by over 75 high school students.
Presented with Green Thumb Theatre
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Qualia
Jan 31-Feb 2
Progress Lab 1422
The first graduating class of the newly inaugurated BPA program asks what it means to experience reality in Qualia-a private experience in a public place.
Presented with Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara and Vancouver Community College
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David Carr: Truth and Lies in Life and Art
Feb 3
North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University
A lecture with the ever-fascinating David Carr-New York Times columnist, author of The Night of the Gun, and featured interviewee in the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.
Presented with the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University
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CLUB PUSH
Presented with Theatre Conspiracy
January 16-February 2, Thurs-Sun. 19+
Performance Works on Granville Island
Club PuSh is a dynamic space that is all about experimentation-cutting-edge performance suited for a less traditional, more informal venue. It's also the social hub of the Festival and the best place to grab a drink, hang out with other festival goers and brush shoulders with PuSh Festival artists.
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The God that Comes: with Hawksley Workman
January 16 - 18
A cabaret-rock-&-roll hybrid show that tells the story of a king whose subjects revolt against his oppressive rule to worship the Greco-Roman god of wine.
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Herald Nix, Proud Animal & Twin River
January 19

Herald Nix introduces you to his demons down at the crossroads where country noir rocks with the glassy-eyed blues in the all-music night at Club PuSh.
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Stood
January 20
Jan Derbyshire's comedic insights into the politics of parents and sexual identity.
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Look Mummy, I'm Dancing
January 23­-25
Belgium theatre artist Vanessa Van Durme's hilarious and touching true story as one of the pioneering transsexuals of her time.
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Winnipeg Babysitter
January 26
Part documentary and part performance project, Daniel Barrow brings to light the outrageous and shameless personalities of public access television in Winnipeg.
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Ryeberg Live
January 27
Join authors Kevin Chong, Steven Galloway, Caroline Adderson and theatre artist Maiko Bae Yamamoto as they each present and appraise their own curated galleries of YouTube videos that inspire them.
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Northern Soul, 30 Cecil Street & A Western
January 30-31
An evening of new works by UK artists Victoria Melody, Dan Canham, Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Ticket price includes all three shows.
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The Road Forward
February 1
A multi-media musical created and directed by Marie Clements of Red Diva Projects.
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sad sack, by night
February 2
An evening dedicated to the expression of West Coast melancholy curated by Vancouver-based artist Vanessa Kwan.
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