Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

PuSh Assembly: Voice in Performance

January 22, 2016


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Where: Venue Name, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

PuSh Critical Ideas: Voice In Performance

From Jimmy to Jerk, from Taylor Mac to Tanya Tagaq, PuSh performances over the years have offered various presentations of the human voice. Drawing on their practice-based research in sensory ethnography, theatre studies, Indigenous studies and ethnomusicology, panelists discuss what it means to make oneself heard in and through performance.


  • Dara Culhane, professor of anthropology, SFU
  • Virginie Magnat, associate professor of creative and critical studies, UBC Okanagan
  • Dylan Robinson, assistant professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous arts, Queen’s University
  • Critical Ideas is a new initiative with SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies to bring together artists, critics and scholars in a series of critical conversations on formal, social and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception today. Moderated by Peter Dickinson.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature mid-winter cultural event, taking place over three weeks each January in theatres and venues across the city. The PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking, contemporary works of theatre, dance, music and multimedia by acclaimed local, national and international artists. It draws 30,000 attendees annually.

The 2016 PuSh Festival takes place January 19 to February 7 at venues throughout Vancouver. The 2016 PuSh Festival hosts more than 150 performances and events over 20 days, and features artists from Canada, Australia, England, France, Lebanon and the United States.


Free. No registration required


When: January 22, 2016. 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Presented with SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies. Supported by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. 

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