PURCHASE TICKETS

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, Jan 19 | 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan 20 | 2:00pm

  • Polaris Jr. Company/Neo Youth Company
  • Polaris Dance Theatre

Saturday, Jan 20 | 7:30pm

  • Polaris Dance Theatre
  • Galexi

Friday, Jan 26 | 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan 27 | 2:00pm

  • Polaris Jr. Company/Neo Youth Company
  • Polaris Dance Theatre

Saturday, Jan 27 | 7:30pm

  • Polaris Dance Theatre
  • r:ad

 

JANUARY 19 – 27, 2018

Returning for the 8th year, Polaris Dance Theatre’s Groovin’ Greenhouse will host an array of emerging and established Portland-area dance companies during the city-wide Fertile Ground Festival of New Work! Audience members will enjoy a taste of various genres at this pivotal show featuring the Polaris Dance Company, the Polaris Junior Company, and other local favorites! This production has been a huge success and one of our most highly anticipated events, so be sure to reserve your seat ahead of time as performances often sell out!

Fertile Ground is a non-juried festival of world premiere works in a variety of artistic genres. It features world premiere projects from the Portland creative community, from fully staged world premiere works of theater to experimental and ensemble-driven work, workshops productions, readings, and many other performance events and collaborations including dance, music, comedy, visual art. Each participant produces their own event, with Fertile Ground as an umbrella of publicity, marketing and consulting support.

Email Sara Anderson at sara@polarisdance.org  with any questions.
PURCHASE TICKETS

Polaris Dance Theatre

Performs all performance dates Jan 19, 20, 26, 27
www.polarisdance.org

Polaris Dance Theatre presents a collection of world premieres! Artistic Director and resident Choreographer Robert Guitron steps aside to give his company dancers the reigns to choreograph on 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, Natlaie 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!

Vitality Dance Collective

Jan 19
www.vitalitydancecollective.com

Vitality Dance Collective presents “Soulever”, a 4 part study on the trials and tribulations of life and how our connections with others help lift us up. Including: “On Death and Dying”, “Break.Free.Fall.”, “I want you to hold me (but I’ll settle for the breeze)”, and “Arms”.

Polaris Jr. Company/Neo Youth Company

Jan 20 & 27
www.polarisdance.org

Polaris Dance Theatre’s own Junior Company and Neo Youth Company will be performing a variety of new works in progress which will be fully produced May 2018. Choreography includes work by JCO and NEO Director, M’Liss Quinnly.

Galexi

Jan 20

“The Dynamic Galaxy” combines the new music of Portland’s own trip hop EDM duo, Galexi and the cutting edge modern dance of Polaris Dance Company alumni.  The evening is a mesmerizing journey through the cosmos–a virtual reality-like trip through space with dancing on a far off planet and a death-star disco-ball.

The Galexians have come to infuse the Earth with harmony. Their mission: to create a new world of harmony where sound waves create spontaneous healing. We are one with the sound, one with the universe. We are Galexi. The music sounds like Bjork meets Sia meets Moroder. And the dance is out of this world!

NW Fusion

Jan 26
www.nwfusion.org

NW Fusion under the direction of Brad Hampton will premiere new dance works that will be performed in their full length in their spring concert 2018. NW Fusion is a pre-professional dance company with the focus of preparing young artists for a career in the performing arts.

r:ad

Jan 27

Loosely inspired by the works of Kerouac, Tarantino, and Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Alexander Dones of r:ad directs, “soothsayer” which follows “the pilgrim” and his adventures with an assortment of characters 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) through dance, sound, film, acting, and text.

Fertile Ground Overview:

Fertile Ground is a non-juried festival of world premiere works in a variety of artistic genres.  It features world premiere projects from the Portland creative community, from fully staged world premiere works of theater to experimental and ensemble-driven work, workshops productions, readings, and many other performance events and collaborations including dance, music, comedy, visual art. Each participant produces their own event, with Fertile Ground as an umbrella of publicity, marketing and consulting support.

Unlike a typical fringe festival, Fertile Ground’s focus is offering the finest work of our local theater and dance companies, as well as multi-disciplinary artists.  This ensures that the artistic and financial benefits of the festival stay in Portland, while the festival showcases what Portland ‘s creative community has to offer far beyond.  Where other new works festivals are curated by one organization and typically feature a string of staged readings, Fertile Ground opens the door to all creative voices.  In a concentrated, 10-day timeframe, audiences can choose from a vast depth and breadth of works at all different stages in the creative process.  For these reasons, Fertile Ground is nationally unique, providing a new model for creating and publicizing new work that will be of substantive value to the national theater, dance and arts conversation.

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