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 NW 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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Launch Featured in Dance Magazine

Dance Magazine features NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH in its November 2014 issue and article on “Making Workshops Work.” “I’ve seen what I think are the best dancers, the ones who really soak up choreography, spend money to travel to auditions, and not make it past tendus at the barre,” says Slipper. “When you have time…

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NEW NOW WOW! Reviews

In a glowing review of our “NEW NOW WOW!” show, Willamette Week raves: New Now Wow! is a name well-deserved…Yin Yue’s Between Rise and Fall sends the audience into a dark world that shows off a dynamic interplay with tight athleticism and willingness to experiment…a standout work by Czech choreographer Jirí Pokorny who is known for…

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New Now Wow! Preview

From the Oregonian: Sarah Slipper’s company of dancers, the NW Dance Project, opens its compact season of performances at Lincoln Hall with “New Now Wow,” an event that invites three choreographers from near and far to develop a brand new piece with the company. With only nine dancers in the company and a full time…

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Viktor Usov wins Princess Grace

We are proud and honored to announce that company dancer Viktor Usov has won a 2014 Princess Grace Award for dance! NW Dance Project now has THREE Princess Grace Award winners in the company: Andrea Parson (2010), Franco Nieto (2012) and now Viktor Usov (2014). Read Willamette Week‘s post about the award and the company’s successes.

Summer Splendors in the news!

“Summer Spendors” is a smash! Oregon Arts Watch‘s Bob Hicks raves “…this is one of the most appealing dance programs I’ve seen in months…virtuoso work by the company’s 10 dancers…an astonishingly tight ensemble. What’s special is that that they work so well together and yet also project such strikingly individual personalities…this group nails it.” Willamette…

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Pretty Creatives 2014

We are proud to annouce the winners of our 2014 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, Eric Handman and Lesley Telford who will both create new workds during our LAUNCH: 9 project.

Call for works

Calling Choreographers – we want to see your work! Submit to our sixth annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. Submission Deadline: March 28