The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is coming to venues across Vancouver for the 14th time from January 16 to February 4, 2018. 

Acclaimed artists from some 11 countries will descend on the city for the three-week celebration of cutting-edge expression. From the intimate and immersive, to the monumental and spectacular, a myriad of transformative experiences are in store.

Seeking Understanding and Compassion

This unique festival attracts those seeking to come face-to-face with the moving, the startling and the visionary. It delivers this through the moment of live performance and by addressing the need to take into account what we witness—to question our surroundings, to take stock of ourselves, our assumptions and our actions with courage and, ultimately, to view our shared humanity with greater understanding and compassion.

Ireland in the Spotlight

Each year, PuSh Festival partners with international collaborators in artistic exchange. In 2018, the Festival will feature a Spotlight on Ireland.

The 2018 PuSh Festival will feature 28 works, including 20 main stage shows, like Canada’s Frédérick Gravel’s Some Hope for the Bastards; Australia’s Nicola Gunn’s Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster; and MDLSX by Italy’s Motus.

Films from across the Globe

Films include Singing Chen’s (Taiwan) and The Walkers and Unplugged by England’s Dickie Beau. Other artists from Mexico, USA, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Belgium will also be featured. 

PuSh Assembly

The PuSh Assembly is an open invitation to industry insiders and arts aficionados alike to gather, connect and share ideas about the performing arts. The 2018 PuSh Assembly is designed in two series: ‘Ideas’ (free and open to the public) and ‘Industry’ (accessible with a PuSh Industry Pass). 

The stylish Landis Hotel & Suites is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, providing easy access to the city’s finest arts venues. Each suite features excellent downtown views, two bedrooms and separate living and dining areas. The property is also offering some winter deals for two-bedroom suites. Winter Special – Book direct with Landis Suites Vancouver to enjoy: $189 + tax for two bedrooms/one bathroom executive suite; or $219 + tax for two bedrooms/two bathrooms deluxe suite.

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