push/FOLD presents the inagural production of the Union PDX - Festival of Contemporary Dance!
Commissioned Portland choreographers Amy Leona Havin and Carlyn Hudson join Artistic Director Samuel Hobbs at the renowned Hampton Opera Center (Portland Opera). Showcasing three world-premiere works, Union PDX highlights the breadth of contemporary dance in Portland with three of our cities talented emerging artists.
Festival:19 features four public evening performances, one outreach performance for young dancers, three professional-level workshops led by our respective choreographers (Havin, Hudson, and Hobbs), and three Artist-Talks, open to the public (September 26, 27, 28).
Join us our on final evening, September 29, at the Union Soirée to celebrate the recipients of the first-ever Portland Dance Community Awards (PDCA). PDCA Recipients are Portland-based artists and key members of our dance community who are devoted to the success of Portland dance, selected by a panel of our peers from across our Portland dance community.
Union PDX - Festival:19 will be performed by the dancers of push/FOLD: Liane Burns, Briley Jozwiak, Ashley Morton, and Holly Shaw. The dancers will be joined by choreographer Carlyn Hudson for her work.