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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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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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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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 NW Dance Project‘s beautiful brand new Creative Center in the heart of the city’s rapidly developing east side.