I love The Post at 750!

The Post at 750
The Post at 750

As it’s important to kick off the New Year right, I thought I’d post about, well, The Post. The Post at 750 that is, nestled in with the beautifully revamped CBC Vancouver studios.

It’s a new experiment in collaborative cultural synergy at #110-750 Hamilton Street inhabited and managed by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Touchstone Theatre SocietyMusic on Main Society and The Documentary Media Society, which produces the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

934120_10203989554778243_854160844495726098_nIt’s also a brilliant experiment in shared flex-space between arts groups with different seasons, and their share of the space expands and contracts in a symbiotic ebb and flow as each of their different seasons arrives and then subsides. You might say the space actually breathes with the creative tempo of its constituent organizations.

It’s an inspiring space, it’s an extremely productive space, its a fun space to be in, and the myriad combinations of the flexible aspects of the space and the many smaller meeting rooms foster collaboration and provide the quiet space needed for creativity.

10307_10203989554738242_4601607793807130337_nBright orange and light grey graphic elements along with the repeated use of light wood verticals help soften the bright white, which is reminiscent of an artist’s studio.

The Post is a tremendous success, and kudos to the City of Vancouver‘s Cultural Services Staff, the CBC and all of the arts groups involved for getting things so absolutely right, where the whole truly is greater than the sum of the parts. Congrats to all involved including Normal Armour and David Pay, whose Music on Main “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene” according to Gramophone Magazine.

10398308_10203989555218254_4926677126789864144_nAnd speaking of Norman Armour, he’s created one of the most fun and exciting expressions of new we’ve seen in this city for many years. His PuSh Festival starts January 19!