Frontera at the PuSh Festival: Win Tickets

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The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (“PuSh”) presents the Western Canadian premiere of Montreal choreographer Dana Gingras’ visually arresting new work, FRONTERA, for one-night only on January 30th.

FRONTERA. Photo by Adrián-Morillo.
FRONTERA. Photo by Adrián-Morillo.

Frontera at the PuSh Festival

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now or call (604) 449-6000

Gingras and her internationally lauded dance company, Animals of Distinction, collaborate with the experimental post-rock band Fly Pan Am and members of the UK-based collective United Visual Artists to create a provocative multimedia experience of motion, sound, and light. The dancers on stage explore notions of individual and political agency within a contested space of borderlands — both real and imagined.

In FRONTERA, 10 dancers take to the stage amid pulsing flashes and towering vertical rays of light. The dancers react to the clarion call of the driving music and the whims of the lighting, becoming wildly shifting forms in a singular struggle between impulse and design. Columns of light alternately guide, divide, and entrap the dancers, but ultimately cannot defeat their fearless physicality and ingenuity. Apart from the bodies of the performers, there are no solid structures on stage. Borders, fences, and walls are showcased as luminous virtual constructs — reflecting their roles in our lives.

The scenography by United Visual Artists amplifies Fly Pan Am’s live music and field recordings from David Bryant of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The performance by Animals of Distinction features: Robert Abubo, Justin de Luna, Léna Demnati, Stacey Désilier, Caroline Gravel, Louise Michel Jackson, Mark Sawh Medrano, Koliane Rochon Prom Tep, Sovann Rochon Prom Tep, and Lexi Vajda.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival runs January 21 to February 9, 2020. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this performance on January 30th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 12:00pm.

UPDATE the winner is Jason!

14 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BThursday, December 19th, 2019 — 6:07pm PST

    I would love to win before the end of the year.

  2. HershThursday, December 19th, 2019 — 8:28pm PST

    Sounds awesome.

  3. AlanThursday, December 19th, 2019 — 9:18pm PST


  4. ElizabethThursday, December 19th, 2019 — 10:07pm PST

    Looks amazing!

  5. Shelley ButcherThursday, December 19th, 2019 — 11:37pm PST

    I love dance and this show sounds really innovative and interesting!??

  6. Kristyn SFriday, December 20th, 2019 — 5:48am PST

    This is a great giveaway, I love live theatre!

  7. Lisa MartinFriday, December 20th, 2019 — 7:58am PST

    Sounds cool!

  8. Christine ThompsonFriday, December 20th, 2019 — 1:42pm PST

    Dance in 2020 would be great – never been to Push festival either

  9. MeganFriday, December 20th, 2019 — 2:45pm PST

    So excited for this! PuSh never disappoints!

  10. Valerie CormierFriday, December 20th, 2019 — 3:54pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  11. Tabby72Saturday, December 21st, 2019 — 6:20am PST

    This would be a great evening out! Thanks!

  12. Catherine HercusSaturday, December 21st, 2019 — 7:50am PST

    Would love to win and take my daughter!

  13. bonnie lamSunday, December 22nd, 2019 — 5:24am PST

    Cool. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  14. Candace HThursday, December 26th, 2019 — 7:32pm PST

    Sounds like a very creative production.

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