INFALL shows usher in 16th season

Oregon Arts Watch reviewed NW Dance Project’s INFALL shows SEP 26-28, 2019, noting “The agile Portland company kicks off its 16th season with a trio of works by Ihsan Rustem, Luca Veggetti, and Patrick Delcroix…NW Dance Project had the crowd right where they wanted it: surprised, amused, and eager for more — in show business,… Continue Reading

INFALL tops The Oregonians’ 10 best dance bets

The Oregonian‘s Arts Editor Amy Wang puts NW Dance Project’s INFALL performances squarely on the top of her list of Portland’s best fall dance shows, noting, “NW Dance Project continues its commitment to new works by international choreographers with a season opener featuring a world premiere from French choreographer and dancer Patrick Delcroix. Also on… Continue Reading

Pretty Creatives 2019 Preview

Oregon Arts Watch previewed NW Dance Project’s 2019 Pretty Creatives Showing, noting, “This one-night only event spotlights talent that, while not exactly new, may be new to us. This is the 10th year that NW Dance Project has staged the Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, which is designed to groom contemporary dance talent. This year’s… Continue Reading

Summer Premieres Wows Bob Hicks of Oregon Arts Watch

Oregon Arts Watch‘s Bob Hicks was wowed by the works unveiled at our Summer Permeirs shows, noting, “The funk and sweat and desperate seediness of New Orleans are so thick in the air above James Canfield’s new dance Sketches of Connotation that you can almost smell them rising from the stage of Lincoln Performance Hall.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

A glimpse into james canfield’s new work for summer premieres show

Portland Monthly interviewed choreographer James Canfield about his Summer Premieres new work inspired by Tennessee William’s iconic play, A Streetcar Named Desire, noting, “The Oregon Ballet Theatre founder’s weird, wonderful quasi-adaptation of the Tennessee Williams classic is part of NW Dance Project’s Summer Premieres. Sketches of Connotation (retitled last-minute from Each Desperate Choice) is the… Continue Reading

Mentor & Muse – Artslandia Cover Story Features Sarah Slipper and Andrea Parson

Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and company dancer Andrea Parson are the “Mentor & Muse” cover story for the March/April issue of Artslandia’s Arts Guide. Explore the inner workings of one of NW Dance Project’s loogest and deepest creative relationships with this four-page feature and multifaceted Q&A featuring gorgeous black and white photography from Gia Goodrich… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

NW Dance Project Wows in Amherst

NW Dance Project’s fall tour included a stop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Fine Arts Center to perform three works. Mass Live critic Ken Ross was wowed by the show, noting “NW Dance Project is different…works were precise, exciting and a breath of fresh air…there’s no mistaking the distinct, delightful genius of NW Dance… Continue Reading

Summer Performances hits the right note

Heather Wisner of Oregon Arts Watch is swept away by NW Dance Project’s Summer Performances, noting, “NW Dance Project’s Summer Performances will send you into summer with a song. (Danielle Agami’s This Time Tomorrow is) a wonderfully weird piece—choreographically varied, with sharp tempo and directional changes—and absurdist in feeling (kudos to the dancers for not… Continue Reading

The Premiere of Hedda and Flamingo 37

NW Dance Project brings two premiers to the stage this March, both full of manipulation and drama. Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper created a “compelling contemporary movement narrative” world premiere from Isben’s icon play, Hedda Gabler. This new take on a well known story impressed Oregon ArtsWatch, who said, “What keeps viewers engaged isn’t the story itself,… Continue Reading

“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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading