PuSh — Vancouver’s groundbreaking international performing arts celebration — will look much different this year, but organizers have worked hard to create an original artistic line-up for PuSh 2021 with both in-person presentations and inclusive online performances.
At this year’s signature mid-winter event, taking place throughout January and February, audiences will be able to attend select in-person experiences across the city and consume genre-bending online shows from their homes.
GRAVEYARDS AND GARDENS
This live-streamed performance features a mixture of archival and electronic sounds, and the aural component is joined to dance so creatively as to give each element whole new dimensions. Entrancing, enveloping, and ultimately liberating in its innovations, this is experiential art at its best.
The Graveyards and Gardens online livestream airs on January 28 and 29 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
I SWALLOWED A MOON MADE OF IRON, 我咽下一枚铁做的月亮
In this haunting song cycle, composer and performer Njo Kong Kie sets the poetry of factory worker Xu Lizhi to song and delivers a lamentation for the digital age we live in.
Kong Kie’s score for solo voice and piano is performed in Mandarin with English subtitles and combined with imagery, ambient sound, and more; it is an act of political witness, a vital human document, and, not least, a work of great beauty.
The I swallowed a moon made of iron virtual concert livestream airs on February 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., and on February 6 at 4 p.m.
PuSh is following all provincial health guidelines to ensure the safety of its patrons, staff, artists, and volunteers. To review PuSh’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, visit pushfestival.ca/covid-policy. To learn more about PuSh 2021, visit pushfestival.ca.
We’ve partnered with PuSh to award one lucky winner with the ultimate staycation experience in Vancouver!
In partnership with the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and Granville Island Brewing, PuSh wants to give you a chance to win a local escape in the city this winter.
The PuSh 2021 Grand Prize includes:
- A pair of streaming tickets for Graveyards and Gardens (Valued at $30)
- A 1-night stay for two at Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel (Valued at $190)
- A $160 gift basket from Granville Island Brewing
Total Grand Prize Value: $380 CAD
You can enter via the contest entry form below. For additional chances to win, visit PuSh’s website for 10 bonus entries, and visit their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for another 25 bonus entries each.
Contest entrants must be 19+ and British Columbia residents to enter. The contest closes on January 25, 2021. The contest winner will be contacted via email on this date.