PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
push/FOLD dancers Jordan Kriston and Ashley Morton perform 'Early' at FIDCDMX in Mexico City, Mexico. Jordan is looking up and Ashley is in a long lunge | Photography: Jingzi Zhao

Early (Documentary)

Director: Samuel Hobbs

2021 - Portland, Oregon USA & Mexico City, Mexico

Created to document push/FOLD's resetting of their first full-length work 'Early' as they prepare for their first international tour to the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico. In this new rendition of 'Early', a cast of all women take the stage in this powerful piece of heartfelt solos and duets. This documentary portrays a year of training, preparation, and resilience through a pandemic to come together as a company with trust and power as push/FOLD takes the international stage for their first time.


  • Heather Hindes
  • Samuel Hobbs
  • Briley Jozwiak
  • Jordan Kriston
  • Ashley Morton
  • Holly Shaw


  • Jingzi Zhao (Camera)
  • Conrad Kaczor (Camera)
  • Samuel Hobbs (Director, Editor, Colorist, Music, Movement, Camera)
  • Holly Shaw (Tour Manager, Camera)


Appox. 20 minutes

Look & Feel

Documentary, Thoughtful, Reflection

Jingzi Zhao | push/FOLD 'Early' Documentary
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