push/FOLD brings the energy this February with an intrepid showcase of original work, including the highly anticipated World Premiere of Illum!
Celebrated for their powerful, athletic style that reveals relatable, abstract storylines, push/FOLD creates dance “filled with vulnerability and humanity… full of nuances and beauty.” (Oregon ArtsWatch) The shining star of this program is an ethereal and moody piece that explores self, transformation, and nature through high-impact and sweeping movement, floorwork, and dynamic partnering. Also on the program is Wolf, a mesmerizing duet set to heartfelt vocals expressing a loneliness and perseverance that evolves into tranquility and empowerment. Rounding all this out is the comedic noir, Dark Wings, an ode to jazz that tells the story of an isolated creature that transcends its life, guided and carried away by three friendly spirits.
Contributing not just choreography but also original music scores, Artistic Director Samuel Hobbs finds, “a sweet spot between the musical composition and the movement concepts,” (Oregon ArtsWatch) resulting in a fully cohesive audience experience. This is a rare opportunity to take in the breadth and depth and push/FOLD’s impressive and moving work!
Show-length: ~95 minutes with intermission.
** Artist-talks and Q&A follow each performance. **
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