Now underway at venues across Vancouver, the 2023 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival runs until February 5. Here are five shows we think you should not miss:
1Vancouver’s innovative Electric Company Theatre presents An Undeveloped Sound (Jan 30-Feb 4). Loosely inspired by Goethe’s Faust, it is about the eternal wager made between development and destruction.
2In A Percussionist’s Songbook (Jan 25-26), Joby Burgess performs his new album of “songs without words” inspired by sources as diverse as Saudi Arabian folklore and the prose of Michael Ondaatje.
3 Regina-based New Dance Horizons presents This and the Last Caribou (Feb 2-4) with three works exploring humanity’s relationship with history and nature.
4In Are we not drawn onward to new erA (Feb 1-4), this palindromic take on the climate crisis uses structure as a metaphor, employing repetition and reversal to symbolize the need for a worldwide undoing of our actions.
5Speaking three languages, Émilie Monnet interprets a recurring dream and transmits a message of empowerment to the audience in Okinum (Feb 2-5), offered both in-person and online.