Polaris Dance Theatre presents
Groovin’ Greenhouse 2018 featuring Polaris Dance Theatre & Alexander Dones
VENUE: Polaris Dance Theatre 1826,
NW 18th Ave.
FESTIVAL DATE: Jan 27 @ 7:30pm
BUY TICKETS: polarisdance.org
Polaris Dance Theatre presents Groovin’ Greenhouse 2018 with a series of world premiere dance works. Polaris, along with other Portland established and emerging dance companies and choreographers are working to present brand new works in Polaris Dance Theatre’s intimate black box theatre. Each evening will include a performance by Polaris Dance Theatre’s professional company. Artistic Director and resident Choreographer Robert Guitron steps aside to give his company dancers the reins to choreograph their own fellow dancers. Exciting new works include solos, duets, trios and full company pieces. Caley Hernandez, Faith Morrison, Trevor Wilde, Mar Undag, Daniel Do, Taylor Baker, Lucy Dillon, Natalie Press and Katie Gunderson will all create short new works for this exciting run of Groovin’ Greenhouse 2018 with the addition of a few Polaris Dance Theatre alumni! This evening is shared with r:ad, directed by Alexander Dones. r:ad will be presenting soothsayer an ongoing work-in-progress that follows the pilgrim and his adventures as he explores what he considers to be the Four Questions: Who are we, where did we come from, where are we going, and what does it all mean (if anything at all). Melding dance with other artistic mediums including sound, film, text, and acting, variations of soothsayer feature solos, duets, and an ensemble of various characters. Every iteration of soothsayer is different; the work is loosely inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy as well as the works of Jack Kerouac, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, and Marcel Duchamp.