Premiered 2018 - Portland, OR

Early is a truly immersive in-the-round evening-length performance.

Featuring the vision of composer-choreographer Samuel Hobbs, Early crafts an isolated world of creation and destruction—a true meditation on the human condition.

Sweeping visuals and palpable acoustics ebb and flow, “...its mood like a modern-day Haydn” (Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch). The athletic and physical movement-partnering of push/FOLD exemplify the sensations of tension and release.

Performed in-the-round, audiences are enveloped in a minimal landscape of pure movement, light, and sound, with original sound score, choreography, lighting, and set design by Samuel Hobbs.

Approx. 60 minutes without intermission.

* Performances Include Nudity *

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push/FOLD is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Board of Directors

  • Hailey Bill — Fisher Investments
  • James T. Dunn — The Barnett Firm LLC
  • Samuel Hobbs — push/FOLD
  • Holly Shaw — Elevated Movement


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