Accessible PuSh Preview 2024

Wednesday January 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Almost Live episode 140

Find out what’s exciting and accessible at this year’s annual PuSh Festival!

One of Vancouver’s signature events, produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking works in the live performing arts: Theatre, Dance, Multimedia, Music, and Circus. 

Host Amy Amantea will be joined by Accessible PuSh Coordinator, Andrea Cownden and special guests.

Presented in partnership with the PuSh Festival

Almost Live online Zoom events are designed for people who are blind and partially sighted, but everyone is welcome! Check your time zone with this handy Time Zone Converter

Registration is required for first-time attendees. You can sign up for one event or the whole season free of charge.

About PuSh

In 2003, co-founders Norman Armour and Katrina Dunn envisioned a vibrant, mid-winter event series where Vancouver artists could forge relationships and opportunities with the rest of Canada and beyond. They saw the potential benefits of a dynamic interplay between disparate disciplines, between arts patrons, and between the city’s venues and creative communities.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival remains 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.

PuSh envisions its leadership role as a catalyst and animator, fostering connections between existing audiences and artists, while providing an occasion for dialogue and exchange between like-minded communities. Premieres by local artists are presented alongside shows that have garnered national and international acclaim. Together, audiences are afforded an inspiring view of trend-setting innovations from across Canada and around the world.

Professional development opportunities at the Festival take many forms and forums. A highlight is the PuSh Industry Series: a performing arts industry initiative that offers global networking opportunities through its specialized programming for the Canadian performing arts.

This year’s festival runs from January 18 to February 4, 2024

VocalEye Described performance: Lorenzo on January 19

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