push/FOLD seeks one to two (1-2) professional-level dancers, ages 22 and older, for immediate paid contracts. Please continue reading for details, audition format, and eligibility.
Space is limited, advanced registration is recommended. Limited walk-ups are welcome. Priority will be given to those who are auditioning.
Questions not answered below related to the audition process and interest in push/FOLD should be directed to: email@example.com
** This event is free for all attendees. **
The primary purpose of this event is as an audition for push/FOLD. The first part of this audition is a workshop-style class to introduce our movement style, significant concepts, and process. The audition process will follow (Audition Format: Click Here).
Dancers should expect high to low-level movement, floorwork, and partnering with individuals of varying genders and sizes.
Dancers of all genres and traditions of movement are encouraged to attend.
** All participants must have advanced to professional-level experience and training for the safety and purpose of this event. Determination of aptitude and safety will be assessed throughout the workshop and audition. Any participants who are not at this level will be asked to observe. **
To be eligible for a position with push/FOLD, auditionees must be:
We are looking for one (1) to two (2) dancers to join push/FOLD on an on-going basis for paid contracts that start immediately. Strong consideration is given to dancers who:
The primary purpose of this event is as an audition for push/FOLD. The first part of this audition is a workshop-style class to introduce our movement style, significant concepts, and process. Dancers should expect high to low-level movement, floorwork, and partnering with individuals of varying genders and sizes.
After a short break, we will invite auditioning dancers to continue to work with, learn, and demonstrate select phrases, movement prompts, and partnering. Throughout the event, we will be assessing the strength and engagement of participants and how you work with others.
We encourage anyone auditioning to step out of comfort zones and known movement styles. We want to see the versatility of your capabilities.
** All attendees are welcome to quietly observe if not selected to continue. **
As a company, we are looking for strong movers who will push us in our artistry and vision for the future. The vision of push/FOLD is to achieve something greater than ourselves. Strength, Power, and Growth are the backbone of this company.
Throughout the audition process, we may continue to select specific individuals to work with more closely.
After the audition, we will make final determinations over the next several days. If selected, prospective dancers will be invited to attend up to six (6) rehearsals with the company at our rehearsal space (see below). We consider these auditions as much of an audition for us as it is an opportunity to see how you work in our typical rehearsal environment.
During these invited rehearsals, we will continue to assess your integration into the company, process, and repertoiré. After one (1) to six (6) rehearsals, prospective dancers will be invited to have a conversation with the Artistic Director, Samuel Hobbs, regarding any additional feedback and the final determination for your participation with the company.
** Prospective dancers are compensated per our current rehearsal rates (see below) during this time. **
** Please arrive early to check in **
Doors Open (Check In & Self-guided Pre-warmup)
Visceral Movement Theory™ Workshop (Movement & Partnering)
Break & Transition
Focused Group Selections & Audition
push/FOLD offers on-going contracts that include 3-8 performances per year, dance-for-film creations, and community engagement programming within the Pacific Northwest, on tour, and here in Portland, Oregon.
Throughout the season, additional paid opportunities for non-dance work with push/FOLD are available.
We rehearse at the beautiful and spacious Columbia Dance Center in Vancouver, WA throughout the year. Columbia Dance Center is about 5-minutes north across the I-5 bridge.
Driving North on I-5 in the morning typically takes 10 - 15 minutes from NW, and 15 - 20 minutes from SE Hawthorne area. Driving from N, NE, and St. John's areas typically take between 7 - 15 minutes.
** Carpooling from the Convention Center Max Station is available for those who use public transportation. **
Rehearsals are approximately 9-12 hours per week.