push/FOLD presents the Union PDX - Festival:21 at the renowned Hampton Opera Center (Portland Opera) this November 4-7, sponsored by Bill & Wendy Whitsell. Festival:21 features contemporary dance performances and masterclasses in the genres of afro-cuban, break, street, and contemporary dance by national, regional, and local artists:

Festival:21 is the third annual production of push/FOLD’s Union PDX festival program. After a pivot in our 2020 program due to COVID-19, live performances are back! This year, Festival:21 returns with our student performance on November 4, three public performances, five professional-level masterclasses taught by festival artists, and two new professional development workshops to continue to address barriers of access in grant writing and organizational planning and development.

Following each performance (November 5-7), join us as we chat with the artists in a facilitated Q&A. Learn about their process and artistic developments, features of their work, and experiences as professional artists navigating their communities and the world today.

Festival:21 is brought to you by the generous support of our community of artists, festival partners, and donors. This does not happen without you. Truly, thank you.