FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE
Polaris Dance Theatre presents
Groovin’ Greenhouse 2019 featuring the Polaris Company, ELa FaLa Collective, Michal Schorsch & PDX Contemporary Ballet
VENUE: Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave., Portland OR 97209
FESTIVAL DATE: Feb 1 @ 7:30pm
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 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. Michal Schorsch presents 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. Choreographed and danced by Michal Schorsch. PDX Contemporary Ballet will be presenting works-in-progress titled Materialize/UNDONE that are inspired by the phrase “to choose authentically means we are individually responsible to undertake the challenge of continually creating ourselves.” The piece explores asking if we indeed make our own choices or if it’s the influence of society.