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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In Good Company in this week’s “Tops”

In Good Company hits the top picks lists for both the Willamette Week and Oregon Arts Watch. Don’t miss this scholastic holiday throwback as we take over Revolution Hall DEC 17 + 18! Post show glee is abundant, Sean Ongley’s review in Thru Magazine sites In Good Company with, “romantic undertones with a cheerful approach,…

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Grace & Power

The acclaim and prestige of being the home of four Princess Grace Award winners in NW Dance Project is still ringing in the community. Jason Vondersmith from The Portland Tribune recently ran a glowing feature citing the company, “has earned quite the reputation and acclaim, attracting top choreographers for collaborations, traveling around the world for…

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NEW NOW WOW rocks the house!

Our annual fall opener, NEW NOW WOW, once again proves the important role new dance creation and emerging choreographers hold in the contemporary world. Portland audiences got pumped prior to the shows when The Oregonian listed, NEW NOW WOW as one it’s “Best Bets.” The Willamette Week printed an insightful preview into the performance including…

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Ching Ching Wong Receives 2015 Princess Grace Award

Congratulations to Ching Ching Wong, Northwest Dance Project’s fourth company member to receive the coveted Princess Grace Award. We couldn’t be more proud of such a talented, versatile, kind, and inspiring artists. We’re now half a company of princesses! Additional press regarding the announcement can be read at the Oregonian and Fox News.

Summer Splendors In Review

Insightful review in The Arts & Culture Cult that summed the show up as “an exhilarating evening of stellar musicianship and dance.” Oregon Arts Watch calls the show “smart, surprising, witty, engaging, and all the way to funny,” and went on to say: These Chopin Preludes dances avoided an attempt to make movement that translated the music…

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Summer Splendors Preview in A & E

Great preview in The Oregonian A & E about our soon to open Summer Splendors performances, in collaboration with Chamber Music Northwest – featuring Chopin’s 24 Preludes played live by world-renowned Yekwon Sunwoo.

NW Dance Project Lands in New Home

Settled into their spacious new Creative Center, Sarah Slipper and Scott Lewis share the triumphs of the first two months in our new home with the Portland Tribune right before our grand opening gala.

Open Space

Insightful and interesting Willamette Week article about the Portland dance scene’s space struggles and Northwest Dance Project‘s beautiful brand new Creative Center in the heart of the city’s rapidly developing east side.

In Good Company in review

In Good Company has had an amazing set of sold-out shows at the stunning Vesta Building. Willamette Week notes the hour-long thematically linked show: “fits right in with the environment: the atrium of the Vestas Building, formerly the Meier & Frank warehouse…In Good Company relies on a campy, winking spirit…it’s hard not to smile…the show is relaxed,…

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