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  • Audio Description
  • Touch Tour

February 2, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Okinum

Hosted by VocalEye, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Location

Anvil Theatre Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6, Canada

In this hypnotic monologue performance, Émilie Monnet interprets a recurring dream and transmits a message of empowerment to the audience. In Anishinaabemowin, the word “okinum” means “dam,” and the narrative of Monnet’s dream involves a giant beaver; the symbolism is rooted in Anishinaabe worldview and far-reaching in its significance.

Making creative use of live sound and visual storytelling techniques, Okinum is a vivid and immersive experience. No small factor in its power is the ambient, atmospheric live score by Jackie Gallant; it underscores Monnet’s words and gestures superbly. Mixing three languages–English, French and Anishinaabemowin–Monnet captivates our attention, demands understanding and grants catharsis.

February 2-3 In-person, February 2-5 Online

Contact access@pushfestival.ca or call 778-223-7079 for tickets.

Accessibility

This show is available to stream from **February 2 at 7:30pm PST **until February 5 at 11:59pm PST

Organizations

VocalEye

355 East 15th Avenue, #303, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2R2, Canada

VocalEye is a non-profit society, registered charity and the first live descriptive arts service for the blind in Canada. Our mission is to provide greater access to theatre, arts and cultural events for people of all ages who are blind and partially sighted. We provide theatre companies and other arts organizations with the support necessary to make their productions and events more accessible to these audience members through live description, education, outreach and other services.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

110–750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5, Canada

Phone number: 604.605.8284

Email: info@pushfestival.ca

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. More than just shows, the Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.

Venues

Anvil Theatre Centre

777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1B6, Canada

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible Washroom
  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue