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January 25

Critical Ideas: Arts + Access

Hosted by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


Level 2, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

January 25
2:30 – 4 PM

As an ongoing Festival thematic concern, we ask: How is accessibility changing the way we create, curate and experience art? What do we have to gain when we re-frame our perception of disability from one of limitation to one of possibilities? For this edition of the conversation, we centre the experience of d/Deaf artists and practitioners, asking how intersectionality can be used as a tool to build bridges and address the system of inclusion.

More information on the PuSh Festival website

Presented with SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies.

Speakers: Dawn Jani Birley, Performer, and Ravi Jain, Director (Prince Hamlet); Denise Read (ASLSQ Entertainment)
Moderator: Peter Dickinson, Director, SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies

Ideas Series events are designed for all audience members who seek a deeper engagement with artists and the work they create. Ideas Series events are open to the public. Critical Ideas is a three part series in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Institute for Performance Studies that brings together artists, critics, scholars and audiences to discuss formal, social and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception today. Panels are moderated by Peter Dickinson and are free and open to the public.

Free. ASL interpretation provided. No registration required. Wheelchair accessible venue. Accessible washrooms. Automatic doors. Ramps. Drop-off near accessible entrance. Elevator. More accessibility information is available on the PusH Festival website.