The 2016 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is in full swing. Here are three shows we think you should not miss this week.
Produced by the frank theatre company, Miss Understood (Jan 27-31) is trans* woman Antonette Rea’s one-person show in which she bares her soul, and the story of her life, through poetry. From life as a middle-class husband and father to the turmoil of a gender-identity crisis to the Downtown Eastside, Miss Understood covers a life of pain, the oppression of queer identity by society, the dangers of sex work and the misery of addiction. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
Vancouver’s The Holy Body Tattoo dance company unites with Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor in monumental (Jan 28). After a 10-year hiatus,The Holy Body Tattoo kicks off its world tour with this hometown performance that explores the madness of urban life.
The eleven-piece Toronto chamber pop orchestra, Queer Songbook Orchestra makes their West Coast debut in Songs of Resilience (Jan 29), with a look back at the last century of popular music through a queer lens. Photo: Ming Wu.