PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
 
 
 
push/FOLD dancers performing 'Crow' at Ten Tiny Dances in Beaverton, Oregon | Photographer: David Nquyen
 
 
 

Events & Performances

 
 

Upcoming

push/FOLD Fall Premiere

Fall 2022

push/FOLD returns to the stage this Fall featuring two world-premieres from Composer‑Choreographer Samuel Hobbs accompanying a selection from our body of work.

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Union PDX - Festival:22

Hampton Opera Center & Livestream
November 17-20, 2022

push/FOLD presents Festival:22, our the fourth annual production of the Union PDX festival program! This year, we continue with the unprecedented success of this indelible program and Festival:21.

Artist applications are now open for dance-makers and companies worldwide making contemporary work in any dance genre or tradition.

Application Deadline: May 25th, 2022 @ 11:59pm PST


Artist Applications Open: Apply Here

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Past Events

Ten Tiny Dances - Beaverton

The Beaverton Farmers' Market
July 9, 2022 @ 10am

Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) is back!

Back in Beaverton, OR push/FOLD presents a new work on a 4'x4' stage with nine other exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers.

Join us for this free event outside, and then peruse the incredible goods at the Beaverton Farmers' Market.


Visit TTD:Beaverton Website to Learn More

push/FOLD Tours: Seattle International Dance Festival

The Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle, WA)
June 11, 2022

Invited to perform at the Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), push/FOLD makes the journey north to showcase an excerpt of ‘Early’ on June 11, 2022. push/FOLD shares the evening with trio Akoiya Harris with Nile Ruff and Maven and LINxSIG (Ivana Lin and Mary Sigward).


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JUNCTION:22 | Event Page

Polaris Dance Center & Livestream
February 25 & 26

Local Portland companies Tempos Contemporary Circus, push/FOLD, and B join together for our third year to present Junction:22 this February 25 & 26 at the Polaris Dance Center. In this three-part performance, each company brings their unique style of dance, acrobatics, and aerial in a vibrant fusion of movement.

Performances include both in-person and livestream tickets.

COVID-19 Protocols


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Union PDX - Festival:21

Hampton Opera Center & Livestream
November 4-7, 2021

push/FOLD presents the Union PDX - Festival:21 at the renowned Hampton Opera Center (Portland Opera) this November 4-7, sponsored by Bill & Wendy Whitsell. Festival:21 features contemporary dance performances and masterclasses in the genres of afro-cuban, break, street, and contemporary dance by international, national, and local artists:

Following each performance (November 5-7), join us as we chat with the artists in a facilitated Q&A. Learn about their process and artistic developments, features of their work, and experiences as professional artists navigating their communities and the world today.

Festival:21 Artists
  • Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater (Portland, OR)
  • Rebecca Margolick (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Evelyn Tejeda (Dominican Republic)
  • Tom Tsai (Los Angeles, CA)
  • push/FOLD (Portland, OR)

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Jump Start - Guest Performance

Western Oregon University
October 1, 2021

push/FOLD returns to Samuel's alma-mater, Western Oregon University as a special guest artist to perform alongside faculty artists and alumni to Jump Start the return to live performances and dance classes after a year of quarantines and shutdowns due to COVID-19.

Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México

National Centre of the Arts (Mexico City)
August 7-16, 2021

Portland’s own push/FOLD, led by multi-disciplinary artist and composer-choreographer Samuel Hobbs, makes their international, in-person, debut at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México.

Selected as one of five artists to represent the United States, push/FOLD performs their 2018 work ‘Early’—push/FOLD’s first evening-length work by Samuel Hobbs and push/FOLD’s first-ever self-produced performance.


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'Early' @ Zidell Yards

Old Moody Stages @ Zidell Yards
July 30 & 31, 2021 (In-Person)

push/FOLD presents 'Early' at Zidell Yards as a part of the 'Old Moody Stages' collaboration alongside Profile Theatre and the Portland Opera.

Recast and restaged to perform at the Zidell Yards stage with an all female cast, join our final two performances in Portland before we leave on our first international tour to Mexico City, Mexico!

Special Celebration Event - 'Early' Preview

Columbia Dance Center (Vancouver, WA)
July 18, 2021

push/FOLD celebrates our foray into international touring with a special in-studio preview event of 'Early'

Jordan Kriston (a former dancer with Pilobolus), Heather Hindes, and Ashley Morton join Briley Jozwiak to recast 'Early' for 2021. 'Early' marks our first step into international performances, bringing our emerging company full circle.

Dancing on the Edge Festival

Firehall Arts Center, Vancouver, BC
July 15, 2021 (In-person & Livestream)

push/FOLD presents “Bodies“ as a special invitation for the 33rd annual Dancing on the Edge Festival. Screened at the historic Firehall Arts Centre on July 15, "Bodies" features a 50-minute selection of push/FOLD's performance works and film productions.

push/FOLD is honored to share the festival line-up with several renowned artists including Shay Kuebler (Radical System Art), Wen Wei Dance, Rachel Meyer, and Lesley Telford (Inverso Productions), amongst many others.


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push/FOLD dancers Ashley Morton & Briley Jozwiak performing section of 'Wolf' in animated gif depicting balletic movement at Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon | Videography: Samuel Hobbs
Samuel Hobbs | Dancers: Ashley Morton & Briley Jozwiak

JUNCTION:21

Alberta Rose Theatre
March 13, 2021 (Livestream)

As our city continues to grapple with the realities of COVID-19, Oregon artists: Tempos Contemporary Circus, push/FOLD, ELaFaLa Collective, and AWOL Dance Collective present a unique performance for JUNCTION:21, livestreamed from the historic Alberta Rose Theatre!

This four-part co-production, featuring the signature styles of each group in a fusion of Dance, Acrobatics, Aerial, and camera play.

 
David Nguyen | Dancers: Jessica Evans, Samuel Hobbs, Briley Jozwiak, Holly Shaw | 'Crow'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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