The Misfit - PuSh Festival

Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Saturday, January 19, 2008
Performance Works

Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in association with South Asian Arts and Pull’it Out Theatre

The Misfit was a dark comedy, inspired by the true story of a South Asian Vancouver woman who was killed for marrying outside of her caste. It focused in on a group of Indian wedding dancers who lived and loved and shared their stories through elements of MTV/Top 40, Urdu Ghazals, Jem and The Holograms, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and super awesome dancing!
The Misfit brings multi-Dora Award nominated & Siminovitch Prize long-listed director/dramturg Mark Cassidy (Kafka & Son), renowned Kathak dancer/choreographer Joanna De Souza (Firedance), and award winning writer/performer Anita Majumdar (Bombay Black, creator of Fish Eyes) together for their first collaboration, examining the harsh reality of tradition, love and honour in both India and Canada.