PUSH FOLDArtistic Director | Samuel Hobbs | Portland, Oregon USA
Union PDX - Festival:22 artist Megan Doheny of Outrun the Bear performing her solo 'doings' at the Hampton Opera Center in Portland, Oregon. The number 23 overlays the image to indicate the festival year. | Photography: Jingzi Zhao


Hampton Opera Center & Livestream

November 16-19, 2023

push/FOLD presents the fifth annual Union PDX - Festival of Contemporary Dance! This year, Festival:23 shares two world premiere works and two Portland premieres by local, national, and international contemporary artists in the genres of Street, Bharatanatyam, Contemporary Break, and Contemporary dance styles:

Opening on November 16, the full festival returns with our student outreach performance, three public performances over the weekend, six professional-level masterclasses taught by the festival artists, and two professional development workshops.

Stay with us after the show on November 17 & 18 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.

Join us on November 19 for our closing Festival Soirée to chat and mingle with the artists and celebrate the vitality of dance within Portland.

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Performances (In-Person & Livestream)

November 17 & 18 @ 7:30pm
November 19 @ 4:00pm

** November 17 & 18 | Facilitated artist-talks and Q&A follow each performance. **

Festival Soirée (In-Person)

November 19 | Post-performance

Join us as we close the festival with a swagger and a Soirée to celebrate the vibrancy of dance in Portland and mingle with the artists.

** This event is open to the public and does not require the purchase of a ticket. **

Student Outreach (In-Person)

November 16 @ 8pm

We invite Portland-Vancouver-Metro area dance students to preview Union PDX - Festival:23 during our invited dress rehearsal November 16 @ 8pm.

Interested schools and program coordinators, please contact us at contact@pushfold.org to learn more and register your students.

Masterclasses (In-Person)

November 17 & 18

** Class schedule (dates and times) to be released: September 20 **

Workshops (In-Person)

November 19

** Masterclass schedule (dates and times) to be released: September 20 **




November 17 & 18 @ 7:30pm PST
November 19 @ 4:00pm PST

** Your livestream login instructions and link are included on your virtual ticket. **

Join us live as each in-person performance at the Hampton Opera Center is streamed to your home with an incredible multi-camera production. Make it an evening the night of the performance, or pause and come back later, virtual ticket holders have access to the livestream through December 31.

Don't forget to engage with the artists during the live artist-talk and Q&A utilizing the live-chat, and keep your eyes peeled during intermission for a special surprise.


Click Here, or on the image above to access the livestream login.

Festival:23 Artists

Click on the names of the artists above to learn more and support their work.




November 17 & 18

Studio: Hampton Opera Center

211 SE Caruthers St.
Portland, OR 97214

Ages 13 to Professional
  • Single Class - $15
  • 3-Class Pass - $36 ($12/class)
  • 5-Class Pass - $50 ($10/class)

** Class schedule (dates and times) to be released soon! **


November 19

Classroom: Hampton Opera Center

211 SE Caruthers St.
Portland, OR 97214

Professional Artists

All workshops are donation-based professional-development classes geared towards artists of all genres. A suggested minimum donation is $5 at time of registration.

Participants may register in advance online, or at the door if space is available.

** Class schedule (dates and times) to be released soon! **



Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Carolen Hope & Steve Lyford
Union PDX - Festival:22 Artist Hosts
Jingzi Zhao | 2022 Union PDX Festival Artist: Megan Doheny
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