These are the must-see shows during the final week of PuSh

Jan 28 2019, 8:20 pm

It’s the final week of the 15th PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and if you haven’t gone to a show yet, now is definitely the time.

For its 15th anniversary, PuSh is better than ever, offering a wide-selection of groundbreaking and provocative shows.

Not sure what to watch during the final week of PuSh? Here are some of our recommendations.

This is the Point

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Presented by the Ahuri Theatre (Canada) This is the Point is about touches on themes about love, sex, and disability to paint a collective portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched by cerebral palsy.

When: January 29 to February 2

Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre —  1895 Venables St, Vancouver

Times: January 29 to February 2 – 8 pm. There is also a 2 pm show on February 2.

Tickets: Available online, starting at $24 

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Canada) Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is a concert, a conversation, and a multimedia performance all in one.  The performance is the meeting point for two people—Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry—and two places: Canada’s North and South. Presented with Touchstone Theatre.

When: January 30 to February 2

Where: Performance Works–  1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Times: January 30 to February 2 – 7 pm. There is also a 2 pm show on February 2.

Tickets: Available online, starting at $39

Copper Promises – Hinemihi Haka

Solo dance artist Victoria Hunt uses movement, sound and image to tell a story. The themes are heritage, tradition and reclamation; the subject is Hinemihi, a ceremonial meeting house that once stood in their native land Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented with The Dance Centre.

When: January 31 to February 2

Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre — 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

Times: January 31 to February 2 – 8 pm

Tickets: Available online, starting at $37

ZVIZDAL (Chernobyl – So Far So Close)- 

A documentary-installation portrait about two people living in a ghost town in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is intercut with live images of scenic maquettes of their home through different seasons. What emerges is a portrait of loneliness, survival, poverty, hope and unconditional love. Supported by the Roundhouse Community & Arts Recreation Centre.

When: January 31 to February 2

Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre —  181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Times: January 31 to February 2 – 8 pm. There is also a 4 pm show on February 1 and 2.

Tickets: Available online, starting at $39

L’Homme de Hus

An adventure for performer and audience alike, Camille Boitel’s raucous embodiment of the title character in this amazingly physical performance piece will have you laughing out loud one minute and staring in wonder the next. Supported by Ambassade de France au Canada

When: February 1 to 2

Where: Vancouver Playhouse — 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Times: 8 pm

Tickets: Available online, starting at $39

Pancho Villa from as Safe Distance


Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds and librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City meld an avant-garde aesthetic with political overtones and a blend of Tejano and Mexican music. The piece provides a timely focus on the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico and the US, as well as the borderlands in between. Part rock, part opera, all Mexican Revolution. For one night only.

When: January 31

Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville St, Vancouver

Times: 8 pm

Tickets: Available online, starting at $47.75 

Closing Night Party

PuSh is celebrating the final evening of its 15th anniversary Festival with a (FREE) party at the ANNEX.

When: February 2

Where: ANNEX– 823 Seymour St, Vancouver

Time: 10 pm

Admission: Free

15th Anniversary: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2019

Where: Various Vancouver Venues

When: Now until February 3, 2019

Tickets: Available online.

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