JANUARY 18 – 28, 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.
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PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday, Jan 18 | 7:30pm

Friday, Jan 19 | 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan 20 | 7:30pm

Sunday, Jan 21 | 2:00pm

Thursday, Jan 25 | 7:30pm

Friday, Jan 26 | 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan 27 | 7:30pm

Sunday, Jan 28 | 2:00pm

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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