push/FOLD is the vision of the multi-disciplinary artist and composer-choreographer Samuel Hobbs created as a platform for arts advocacy and to promote Art, Health, and Movement education throughout our community (local and abroad).
Based on Samuel's experiences as a mixed-Latinx, non-binary, and trans-queer artist, abstract storytelling, community, power, and identity center push/FOLD's body of work and programming. Set to original sound, set, prop, and lighting design of Samuel's own, the immersive athleticism of push/FOLD's productions range from full evening-length performances to an eclectic range of shorter works, pop-up performances, installations, virtual and dance-for-film creations, and our Union PDX - Festival of Contemporary Dance. Moods, themes, and musical and movement inspirations change with each new choreographic creation as a method to drive further into performance artistry.
push/FOLD is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit arts organization based in Portland, Oregon.