The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) has a lot of great events all through its 3-week series.
Club PuSh is all about informal, less traditional performances in a more casual space. It’s experimental, and Club PuSh at The Fox Cabaret is one of the best parts about this festival. Show up early for drinks and music from featured curators, or show up every night after your shows for the social hub of the festival, to connect with other festival-goers. Check out what’s happening at Club PuSh below!
Every night, the Festival Bar is open from 5pm-late in the Projection Room. There’s no cover, but it is 19+. All shows in the main auditorium have doors at 8 and start at 9.
Dynasty Handbag – Jibz Cameron (USA)
Jibz Cameron’s alter ego is Dynasty Handbag—a blazing, fearless stage presence. Rowdy, raunchy and queer as folk, she presents a veritable mixtape of songs from a roster of wholly invented artists.
Things a Person is Supposed to Wonder – Bridget Moser (Canada)
Bridget Moser stars in her own series of short, incisive performances employing props, jokes and music. Call it stand-up comedy, whimsical poetry or just plain unclassifiable, Moser’s work is fantastically entertaining and making waves in the arts world.
Point Blank Poets (England)
Presented with caravan
Supported by Arts Council England & British Council
Five preeminent spoken word artists with published books, plays and millions of YouTube views tackle the political, the personal and every point in between with burning passion and precision in their Canadian premiere.
Revenge of the Popinjay – AnimalParts (USA/Canada)
Presented with Zee Zee Theatre
AnimalParts was founded by Studio 58 graduates Anthony Johnston and Nathan Schwartz. Their experimental rap-horror show blends live hip-hop, storytelling, performance art, and graphic “heterophobia” in an exhilarating dark comedy.
Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine – Hong Kong Exile (Canada)
The 2017 PuSh Festival’s Artists-in-Residence present their profane space oddity that follows two aliens visiting Earth for their honeymoon. Video graphics and nonlinear storytelling fuse in this intergalactic opera spanning thousands of years.
Lido Pimienta (Canada)
Colombian-born, Toronto-based musician Lido Pimienta has shared the stage with such stars as Tanya Tagaq and A Tribe Called Red. In a night of music for a revolution, she offers a tribute to nature and the de-colonized spirit at the intersection of ethnicity, gender and nationality.
So will you be checking any of these out? Let me know @reviewsbylauren or the comments below and maybe I’ll see you there!