DANCE

FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE

Polaris Dance Theatre presents

Groovin’ Greenhouse 2019 featuring the Polaris Company, ELa FaLa Collective, Michal Schorsch, Novoa Dances

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

FESTIVAL DATE: Jan 25 @ 7:30pm

TICKETS: $18-22

PURCHASE 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 opening night performance will include the Polaris Company and ELa FaLa Collective from Polaris Dance Theatre. They both will be presenting 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 to the Portland community in Groovin’ Greenhouse. The Collective seeks to create bridges between art, technology, culture, education and science, through a holistic vision of the world. The opening night program is shared with Novoa Dances under the direction of Meaghan Novoa. Novoa Dances will present a work titled Submerge, which includes simple, abstract gestures and movement of human experience. In order not to limit the imagination of the audience or limit the choreography with a definition, there is no narrative to follow. Be present and “submerge” yourself into the dance. Also performing in the opening night program is Michal Schorsch who is presenting Untitled, a solo that is an expression and extension of the grooves that have been juicing inside Michal. The movement is percussive, frenetic and sinewy – it aims to soothe and empower. There will be a live musician mixed with a pre-recorded track. The piece is choreographed and danced by Michal Schorsch.