Portland mercury previews summer premieres show

Portland Mercury came by the studios to get the inside scoop on our Summer Premieres performances, noting, “The 2018-19 season has been a busy one for NW Dance Project. The acclaimed troupe toured worldwide: They performed in Germany and Montreal and debuted at Virginia Tech’s Moss Art Center and the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst. Amid such a manic schedule of travel and rehearsals, the company also kept up with their hometown commitments: They performed four shows locally, packed with world premieres. All that in their rearview, NWDP would be forgiven for closing out this season with another version of their Encores performance, or some other retrospective of the year’s highlights. Instead, Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Co. are ending the season with even more brand new material. The big pulls of Summer Premieres are the two new works from James Canfield, ex-artistic director for Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Felix Landerer, a German choreographer and dancer…If you can make it to only one of the three performances, pay special attention to “Save Me The Plums.” Created by Slipper, the duet (featuring NWDP regulars Andrea Parson and Franco Nieto) is strange, intimate, and supposedly very wet. Slipper says that Nieto is finally getting a longtime wish: He’ll be drenched during the dance piece.”

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