PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
push/FOLD dancers Jessica Evans and Samuel Hobbs perform 'Whisper' at Conduit's Dance+ at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Kneeling in blue pants with their arms in a bracket position, hands pointings down | Photography: Jim Lykins


Composer‑Choreographer: Samuel Hobbs

2015 - Portland, Oregon USA

Whisper, set to an original piano score by composer-choreographer Samuel Hobbs, is a hypnotic, genderless duet of angular and sweeping floor-work—a simple, floating expression of power and form.

Performed primarily facing upstage and in unison, the dancers begin seated, intertwined as their upper bodies sculpt shadow and line in the center of the stage. The dancers pull apart and then coalesce as one form of energy in unison. Gentle precision guide 'Whisper' as the dancers glide atop the single piano of the score until Whisper closes in silence as the bodies sweep in repetition in and out of the ground—the pendulum of time, in perpetuum.


Approx. 10 minutes

Look & Feel

Genderless Duet, Sweeping, Floating, Peaceful, Reflective

Movement Style

Fluid Contemporary Groundwork

Music Style

Solo Piano


Single blue gauze fabric wrapped as leggings with bare upper-bodies.


Proscenium Theatre, Black-box, Installation/Site-specific

Jim Lykins | Dancers: Jessica Evans & Samuel Hobbs| 'Whisper'
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