DANCE

FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE

Polaris Dance Theatre presents

Groovin’ Greenhouse 2019 featuring the Polaris Company, ELa FaLa Collective, Hannah Downs & A-WOL Dance Collective

VENUE: Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave., Portland OR 97209

FESTIVAL DATE: Jan 31 @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: $18-22

BUY TICKETS: polarisdance.org

Polaris Dance Theatre presents Groovin’ Greenhouse, a program filled with World Premiere dance works focused on bringing the Portland dance community together. This show provides a platform for established and emerging Portland dance companies and choreographers to present their work or works-in-progress alongside one another in Polaris Dance Theatre’s intimate Black Box theatre. Each performance date will include work by one or more of Polaris Dance Theatre’s companies including the Polaris Company, ELa FaLa Collective, and Polaris Junior Company + NEO Youth Company. The Polaris Company and ELa FaLa Collective will present World Premiere works that will run throughout Groovin’ Greenhouse. Robert Guitron, Artistic Director and Choreographer for Polaris Dance Theatre, will create a dynamic, athletic and whimsical never-before-seen piece. ELa FaLa Collective, under the direction of Brazilian born dancer-choreographer, Barbara Lima, will make their big launch as an all-female company. The Collective seeks to create bridges between art, technology, culture, education and science, through a holistic vision of the world. Hannah Downs will present a work titled against its melting banks, a duet that explores the tension between comfort and freedom. The choreography oscillates between soft vulnerability and fierce partnering. The music is an original score that layers guitar, vocals and ambient percussion. Choreography by Hannah Downs. A-WOL Dance Collective will present a World Premiere work during Groovin’ Greenhouse titled, Nature of Daylight. This new work takes human and animal instinct and inserts it into our daily routine of love and passion incorporating dance both on and off the ground. Choreography by Brandy Guthery and music by The Acid.