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Moving Others

The relationship between audience engagement and attendance By Emma Doran

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss who they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them.

 

Exchanging Gaze

Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard at PuSh By Brittany Duggan Relative Collider

Relative Collider by New York- and Paris-based Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard of Paris begins quietly and doesn’t stray far from the casual and meticulous vibe it sets up. What this seemingly simple work lacked in dynamism, it gained in space to receive and absorb imagery and connections between the dancers, Godard and the open space.

 

Rock Dance Returns

The Holy Body Tattoo and Godspeed You! Black Emperor at PuSh By Brittany Duggan monumental

monumental by The Holy Body Tattoo was a major highlight at this year’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. It grapples with contemporary themes such as the anxiety of urban life – modern society’s persisting anxiety – and an increasing interaction and dependence with technology. And though not narrative, the social and political threads root the work, making it relevant and relatable.

Dance at PuSh

For three weeks every year in Vancouver, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents live work that pushes disciplinary boundaries and notions of performance with dance tightly woven throughout the festival schedule.

Dance at the PuSh Festival: Jérôme Bel

Kicking off tomorrow at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver, France’s Jérôme Bel presents a group of 20 locals in The Show Must Go On.

 

It Dances as a Whole 

By Kaija Pepper “5 AM” Paula de Vasconcelos, Pigeons International, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

The rhythmic flow and poetic abstraction of “5 AM” (“5 Heures du Matin”) lends the whole of Paula de Vasconcelos’ well-produced and visually outstanding dance/theatre work a polished choreographic feel. Yet the pure dance sections themselves were disappointing.  

Quarantine

Wallfower

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 1-3 février 2017
7:00 | 19:00
Contemporary

 
Jan Martens

Sweat Baby Sweat

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
January 18-20 janvier 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S will you still love me tomorrow?

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 2-4 février 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Quote Unquote Collective

Mouthpiece

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
January 31-5 février 2017
Contemporary

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2016

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
January 19-7 février 2016
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Multidisciplinary

 
The Holy Body Tattoo, Dana Gingras, Noam Gagnon

monumental

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
January 28 janvier 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Volcano Theatre

Century Song

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 2-6 février 2016
Feb. 2-6 @ 8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Dance Theatre, Multidisciplinary

 
Liz Santoro

Relative Collider

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 4-6 février 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Compagnie Nacera Belaza

Le Temps scellé

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
January 27-29 janvier 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 
Aakash Odedra Company

Murmur + Inked

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
January 19-20 janvier 2016
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, South Asian

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