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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

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PuSh Festival Critical Ideas Series

January 19, 2018
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Free event, no registration required.

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When: Jan 19, 26, 2:30 – 4:00 PM & Feb 2, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Additional Info: Co-presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in collaboration with SFU Institute for Performance Studies, with the support of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. 

Critical Ideas brings together artists, critics, scholars and audiences to discuss formal, social and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception.

JAN 19: THEATRE AND INSTITUTIONAL SPACES
JAN 26: OBJECT-ORIENTED PERFORMANCE PRACTICES
FEB 2: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE

 

THEATRE & INSTITUTIONAL SPACES
JANUARY 19, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Whether as therapy in hospitals, community-building in prisons, outreach in schools, or entertainment at corporate events, performance has long been staged in institutional spaces. Likewise, experiences in those spaces can inform the creation and content of art. We discuss both interfaces in this panel.

SPEAKERS:
Kathleen Greenfield, co-artistic director, SNAFU Dance Theatre & artistic associate, William Head on Stage Prison Theatre Company.
Patrick Keating, Theatre Artist (Inside/Out)
Gina Stockdale, Theatre Artist
Shannon Yee, Theatre Artist (Reassembled, Slightly Askew)
Moderator: Peter Dickinson, Director, SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies

 

OBJECT-ORIENTED PERFORMANCE PRACTICES
JANUARY 26, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Algorithmic and design-driven theatre; dances with machines; sound installations that foreground analog or digital technologies: human bodies are no longer the sole focus of attention in much contemporary performance. Artists discuss why, and how, such practices are part of a larger rethinking of our material world.

SPEAKERS
Alex Lazaridis Ferguson & Steven Hill, co-artistic directors, Fight With a Stick Performance
Antony Hamilton, director, choreographer, performer (MEETING)
Remy Siu, co-artistic director, Hong Kong Exile (Foxconn Frequency (no.3))
Moderator: Peter Dickinson, Director, SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies

 

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE
FEBRUARY 2, 10:30AM–12:00PM
This panel asks how Indigenous women artists from different territorial and disciplinary backgrounds approach issues as wide-ranging and complex as sexuality, sovereignty and spirituality.

SPEAKER:
Daina Ashbee, Dance Artist & Choreographer (Pour)
Cris Derksen, Cellist & Composer (Cris Derksen Trio)
Wesley Enoch, Director, Sydney Festival
Lindsay Lachance, Dramaturg & PhD Candidate in Theatre Studies, UBC
Michelle Olson, Artistic Director, Raven Spirit Dance
Moderator: Dara Culhane, Professor of Anthropology, SFU


Admission

Free event, no registration required.

Details

When: Jan 19, 26, 2:30 – 4:00 PM & Feb 2, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Additional Info: Co-presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in collaboration with SFU Institute for Performance Studies, with the support of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. 

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