We had a great time performing at Groovin’ Greenhouse as a part of the Fertile Ground fesitval on January 23 and 24. We performed a couple works in progress from our upcoming show “Trust Rhythm”, including Hannah Downs original work, “Cycle and Seek”, and Rachael Brown’s tap and contemporary fusion experiment! It was great to perform with Polaris Dance Theatre, Muddy Feet Contemporary Dance and Portland Belly Dance Guild. Come check out our full production April 10th and 11th at Headwaters Theatre. Tickets available here.
Expression of the emotional life cycle set to a re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
PORTLAND, ORE — January 23, 2014 — The local dance group, PDX Dance Collective,
presents Seasons, an original production that takes us on a journey through the emotional life cycle. Performed in the intimate setting of an art studio, audiences will be immersed and engaged throughout as the group explores everything from the joy of beginnings and wonder of innocence, to the complex and often desperate need to connect with others, and on towards the path of acceptance and letting go. The entirety of the show is set to a contemporary re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Max Richter.
Original members Elise Ericksen, Katelyn Kollinzas, and Rachael Brown along with one year member Gabriel Green and newcomer Hannah Downs, contribute their interpretations of this emotional journey through original choreography.
“Seasons is a spectacular highlight in PDX Dance Collective’s journey since we began four years ago,” says Rachael Brown, founding member. “We have really grown together as dancers, choreographers and friends. This will mark the first time we join our creative forces to create a production with one score of music. The result is magical.”
We had such an amazing and special time on Vashon Island performing at the VAA Blue Heron Arts Center. Thank you to all those who came to see us. We also want to thank everyone who donated to our Kickstarter fund. You made this dream come true for us! A special thanks to our crew Janice Randall, Pam Hotchkiss and Ryan Hotchkiss. Amazing art created by Jemma Perena (painting), Crystal Amaya (photography), Will Forrester (live painting) and Jonathan Glowacki (bowls). Thank you for the beautiful music performed by Marita Ericksen, soprano; Jaspar Forrester, mezzo-soprano; Jean Richstad, alto; Mark Wells, tenor; Dick Paulsen, bass; Jack Barbash, piano; Graham Hazzard, percussion; Will Forrester, percussion; Nancy Morgan, flute; Gaye Detzer, viola. We will never forget this trip to share our art with the artists of Vashon!
Beautiful Painting by Jemma Perena
Auditions were a great success! Thank you to everyone who came to meet us. It is always great to meet new dancers.
Did you miss the audition? Still interested in PDX Dance Collective? Another round of auditions will be coming up later on in 2013! Stay tuned!