Vancouver

PuSh Festival - The Democratic Set

  • January 21, 2020 - January 25, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, January 21st - Saturday, January 25th 2020
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
  • Address:
  • 181 Mews Road
  • Corner of Pacific and Davie
  • Vancouver, BC V3K 1C9

This is not a performance—it’s a model for the way we could live. In The Democratic Set, members of the local community are invited to help make a movie. The process is one of collaboration, not leadership; egalitarianism, not hierarchy. The “set” of the title is an empty room, built and displayed in The Roundhouse. It can function as a dramatic setting, a virtual soapbox or whatever else the given participant wishes.

Each cast member gets a brief rehearsal for their 15-second video portrait; each portrait is captured in a single take, with the camera moving across the set in the same direction each time. Edited and presented, the successive portrait-shots appear as a continuous movement through the rooms of an imaginary space; that space is one of freedom, constructed from cooperation and fellowship. What emerges is a wonderful paradox: a group vision of individual expression. When the final work premieres for the public, it’s a moment of shared triumph.

Tuesday, January 21st - Saturday, January 25th 2020

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver BC

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PuSh Festival - The Democratic Set
181 Mews Road