Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


PuSh Assembly: Vancouver Dance Aesthetics in an (Inter)National Frame

January 29, 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 Assembly: Critical Ideas

Vancouver Dance Aesthetics in an (Inter)National Frame

Vancouver is a hotbed of choreographic experimentation, dance training and a destination for touring companies. On the occasion of PuSh’s presentation of The Holy Body Tattoo’s monumental, we gather local dance artists to situate their practices within national and global dance currents.


  • Justine A. Chambers
  • Mique’l Dangeli, Git Hayetsk Dancers
  • Vanessa Goodman, Action at a Distance & The Contingency Plan
  • Jay Hirabayashi, Kokoro Dance & Vancouver International Dance Festival
  • Rob Kitsos, associate professor, SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts
  • Ziyian Kwan, dumb instrument Dance
  • Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, plastic orchid factory

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 29, 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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