Drama on the street!!


A man has just had a motorbike accident… An insomniac tries to get to sleep… A couple has their first kiss… A man stands on a balcony escaping the party that rages on behind him…

Remember when I told you something about this awesome festival that is currently taking place in Vancouver?

The PuSh Festival is what I am talking about (for those of you who missed the very interesting blogpost!).  Well, I just took a walk through Gastown in this…typical Canadian weather and here’s what I discovered: Evidences for the actual happening of the event!

All along the Water Street, people were building up spotlights and other technical features that make you conjecture what mysteries might happen at night in this traditional street…

When strangers walk past you on the street, do you ever start imagining what they are thinking? Where they come from? Or what they are doing there at the very moment you glance upon them?

At night and in real time, moving from the pavement to illuminated windows, from balconies to café terraces, “La Marea” (the tide) presents nine different stories—intimate snapshots that bring the zero hundred block of Water Street in historic Gastown to life for the opening of the 2011 PuSh Festival. These fictional scenes are repeated over the course of the evening in shop windows and on street corners, where audience members can observe the characters’ inner thoughts through projected subtitles.

Now listen up!

Audience members may come and go as they please (it is for free!). Each of the nine scenes lasts ten minutes each and are repeated concurrently between 7pm and 9pm. Performance takes place outdoors, dress warmly.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will be on until February 6, so why not just grab your umbrella and defy the rain for a great theatre night out!?

Let me know what you felt when seeing the performances or send me pictures!






PuSh: International Performing Arts Festival

Our dear candidates,

For some of you, this blog will be extremely interesting. The rest might just skip it because it is about CULTURE…

But let us tell you something:

The PUSH International Performing Arts Festival is not culture in the way you might know it. It is one of Vancouver’s signature events, presenting groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

“The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. The Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work. The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is unique among the region’s festivals. Curated, multidisciplinary, international in scope—the Festival stands alone in its commitment to bring together critically acclaimed work from different disciplines under the umbrella of a single festival. The PuSh Festival highlights new ways of storytelling, new forms of staging, new approaches to combining disciplines, and new views on contemporary themes and issues.” (source: http://pushfestival.ca).

The Festival takes places from January 18 – February 6, 2011 at several venues in Vancouver.
Some shows are for free, for the rest please check the homepage of PuSh.

If you are still not convinced, check out the festival yourself and get inspired!

Your PR-Team