Wolf Tales Re-imagines Fairytales and Fables

Wolf Tales is “a kick in the pants.” NW Dance Project’s annual holiday tradition continues and the dancers took over our winter 2018 show at Lincoln Performance Hall. Wolf Tales served up five new works created by company dancers Kody Jauron, Franco Nieto, Andrea Parson, and Anthony Pucci, all inspirdby classic fairytales and fables. Of…

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Carmen Strikes Back

Carmen strikes back! Celebrating the start of our 15th Anniversary Season, we welcome the return of Ihsan Rustem’s smash hit CARMEN SEP 27-29, 2018 at the Newmark Theatre. The Oregonian chose CARMEN as one of their “6 arts picks for Portland-area arts events for Sept. 21-27.”

“Bolero + Billie” Pleases Holiday Crowds

NW Dance Project’s Bolero + Billie shows DEC 7-9, 2017 at Lincoln Performance Hall brought smiles to the crowds and received their nightly standing ovations. In her debut review for Oregon Arts Watch, Elizabeth Whelan notes, “The evening was a two-part show: the first act, Billie, premiering a brand new work created in collaboration by…

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Carmen named “Coolest Collaboration” by Dance Magazine

Dance Magazine has named NW Dance Project’s Carmen “Coolest Collaboration” for 2017! Congratulations to choreographer Ihsan Rustem, set designer Luis Crespo, and costume designer Michelle Lesniak! Ihsan will create a new work for NW Dance Project’s summer 2018 show and Luis will return to create the fantastic sets for Artistic Director Sarah Slipper‘s Hedda premiering…

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Jacob’s Pillow in Review + 2017-18 Season Preview

After opening night at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Berkshire Eagle shared high praises for the company debut. The Oregonian turned its attention to our stunning Jacob’s Pillow debut performances and looked forward to NW Dance Project’s exciting 14th season, noting “At The Pillow, the company’s performances went “from dark to light,” Tatge said, ending…

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Summer Splendors Wows Audiences

Our Summer Splendors program featuring the Chopin Project and a world premiere from Artistic Director Sarah Slipper received standing ovations each night and wowed Oregon Arts Watch, who said, “Summer Splendors featured the premiere of director Sarah Slipper’s inventive, ambitious new piece, Tell Me How it Ends and the welcome return of Chopin Project from…

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Good times at our “To the Nines” Gala

Even our galas get great reviews! NW Dance Project friend and fan, David Nijhawan, attended our To the Nines Spring Gala on May 20 and had some great things to say, including “…it’s a TON of fun…it’s something I look forward to every year now…this gala gets an A+ in my book…I’ve been to scores…

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NW Dance Project featured in the world dances

Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Executive Director Scott Lewis shared an excellent in depth scope on NW Dance Project’s history and what’s made us who we are today, with Tamara Johnson of The World Dances, who noted “Since its founding in 2004, NW Dance Project has been devoted to creating opportunities for dancers and choreographers.…

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Oregon Tour Previews

NW Dance Project hits the Oregon roads, returning to Medfrd and making our Corvallis debut! Both stops were the subject of terrific press previews. Looking forward to our fourth Medford performance, The Rogue Valley Messenger said, “NW Dance is not like many dance companies. It is (sorry for the pun), a step above. In fact,…

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Carmen…slayed by Portland audience

Were you at Carmen? Did you see what SHE was wearing? Oregon Arts Watch‘s Bob Hicks, shared all the gory details from the premiere of Resident Choreographer, Ihsan Rustem‘s, new “Carmen,” and the show’s opener, “Visible Darkness,” a beautiful new work from Patrick Delcroix. With the build up to the performance, the previews came in…

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Standing Ovations in Bonn

NW Dance Project’s first fall tour in Europe celebrated an incredible performance in Bonn, Germany at the Theater Bonn, with the program “Chopin Preludes” featuring luminary pianist, Yekwon Sunwoo, and Ihsan Rustem’s “Yidam.” In a review from the General-Anzeiger, described the company as the, “nine fabulous dancers are classically trained…dominate as the expressive gestures of…

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Bolero + Sensational Fall Premieres

Our thirteenth season opening shows, Bolero + brought boldness to Portland with three sensational world premieres from visionary choreographers, Felix Landerer (Germany), Lucas Crandall (US), and NW Dance Project Resident Choreographer, Ihsan Rustem (Switzerland), who’s reinvented Bolero gave a fresh look on a classic work. Oregon Arts Watch’s Bob Hicks gave a glowing and insightful…

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Audition Notice

NW Dance Project is seeking dancers for the 2016-17 season. Auditions will be held in New York Aug 20 + 21 / 2016, all audition information is posted on our Employment Page.

Summer Splendors Stand Out

Our most recent Summer Splendors shows were an incredible display of three phenomenal female choreographic voices. Some of the best work from the company was seen in these shows. Oregon Arts Watch followed the works from creation to final stage production. Jamuna Chiarini covered the preview in her Dance Weekly: Women make dances post and…

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Announcing 2016 Pretty Creatives Winners

NW Dance Project wishes to congratulate our 2016 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition Winners, Luca Signoretti and Anton Rudakov. Luca and Anton will have 18 hours to create two original works on our LAUNCH: 11 dancers, see the Pretty Creatives Showing on July 16 at Lincoln Performance Hall.

Salt Lake City Sold-Out and Standing Ovations

Salt Lake City loved NW Dance Project, with a sold-out performance that moved the audience to their feet with roaring post-show applause. The company’s reception leading up the show was outstanding as well with exciting previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and the Salt Lake City Weekly. We hope to come back again to such…

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