POLARIS DANCE THEATRE MAJOR PRODUCTIONS OVERVIEW:
POLARIS PRESENTS: Handpicked June 6-15TH | Polaris Studio Theatre
Join Polaris Dance Theatre June 6-15 for Hand Picked, our third annual X-POSED new work showcase, which features world premiere choreography in an intimate studio setting. In a new twist, Artistic Director Robert Guitron invites his company members to choose the work for this innovative program. Hand Picked is curated entirely by the dancers of Polaris, who created their own new work and voted on the submissions of outside choreographers to join them. Don¹t miss your chance to see nine new works so exciting, our dancers couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Polaris Dance Theatre presents: Snowman and the Red Thread
Lincoln Hall @ PSU Campus (1620 SW Park Ave) January 24-27, 2013
We are thrilled to announce our first contemporary story ballet. This full evening
POLARIS PRESENTS: TANGLED October 18-20TH | Thu-Sat 7:30PM PSU Lincoln Hall – 1620 SW Park Avenue
Polaris Dance Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Fall Show is an evening-length spectacle you will not want to miss. Put simply, “Tangled” is a love letter dedicated to you, our audience. “Tangled” explores how love is expressed in many complex forms as we open our hearts to friends, spouses, family and even ourselves. Polaris Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Guitron will be premiering his exciting new work “DisCooperire”, an in-depth look at romantic love in 5 movements. The audience will hear moving songs from Zoë Keating, Bob Dylan, Ólafur Arnalds, and
Polaris Dance Theatre presents: X-Posed 2012
Polaris returned to its Studio Theatre for the second annual X-Posed Concert presenting original work by Artistic Director Robert Guitron, who revealed the last two movements of his romantic epic Dis-Cooperire. This audience was the first to see this remarkably powerful company perform exclusive new works from nationally recognized guest choreographers: Lauren Edson of Trey McIntyre Project, Les Watanabe and Kemba Shannon.
iCHANGE is a journey set in motion by a range of human interaction, from betrayal and loss to friendly pranks and silliness. For this production Guitron has added romantic love into the mix with a 10-minute work called DisCooperire – meaning to completely uncover. Expressed beautifully through dance, the piece addresses the mixed feelings of excitement and awkwardness in discovering another individual on an intimate level.
This production marked the debut of Guitron’s exploration of film – which he sees as one of the major frontiers of dance. The project titled Souvenirs of Portland, is a series of silent film shorts set to piano music by Samuel Barber and depicts six chance encounters in Portland locations, including: a park, a coffee house and an office after hours where two chairs flirt, fall in love and dance together. Souvenirs of Portland was commissioned by local pianist team Timothy and Nancy Leroi Nickel who performed at the concert.
LIL’ MO – June 2011 / Polaris Studio Theatre
REPO – December 2010 / Lincoln Hall
iCHANGE – Premiere January 2010 / Newmark Theatre
TOO BLUE – Premiere October 2006 / PSU Lincoln Hall
SCAPES – Premiere January 2006 / PSU Lincoln Hall
BLUE – Premiere October 2004 / PSU Lincoln Hall
HUEMAN – Premiere October 2003 / PSU Lincoln Hall