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PuSh Festival's opening gala party at the Waldorf: photos

Photos and text by Pamela Grcic

Snow didn't stop Vancouver's culture-lovers from coming out to party: it was a sizzling, fun and cozy night at the PuSh Festival Opening Gala at the Waldorf. Hundreds of revelers gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the festival of the near three week long cutting-edge, mixed arts extravaganza.

Various music and dance performances and activities took over during the night at the Tiki Bar, Cabaret (inspired by PuSh Club) and Hideaway inspired by Dances For A Small Stage) . The party started off at 9 p.m. and went on until the early hours of the morning.

Some photos from the night:

Solo dancing by Nita Bowerman.

Nyla Carpentier teaching Aboriginal dancing


PuSh Festival executive director, Norman Armour welcoming the guests at the Gala Party.

Norman Armour and Nyla Carpentier.

Armour invited fellow Vancourites not to miss the different shows at the PuSh Festival.

"Be curious," he said. "There are people who are here in the city doing exciting, interesting work , they want to speak with you. There are people who have travelled a long distance in some cases, from Tokyo or from Buenos Aires or Mexico City...Come and be curious, take a chance, take an adventure and trust yourself and your instincts."

Some photos of party goers at the event:



Fang lit up the evening with lovely music.

Jazzy quarter esl rocked the stage.

"Starry night" at the Cabaret.


That's right, it takes two to tango.


Crew from Novus TV.

Striking a pose before heading out.

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