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"the 'it' company...one of the most dynamic dance troupes in the country"
— Oregon Public Broadcasting
"an essential part of the city's arts scene"
The Oregonian
"some of the best dancers you will ever see"
Calgary Herald

 

LOUDER THAN WORDS
MAR 19 - 21 / 7:30PM

NEWMARK THEATRE

1111 SW BROADWAY (AT MAIN ST.) PORTLAND, OR 97205

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World Premiere - Ihsan Rustem

Casual Act - Sarah Slipper
Blue - Lucas Crandall

 

Two of Northwest Dance Project's most popular original works get topped with the third world premiere from our “soul mate, London choreographer Ihsan Rustem" (The Oregonian) - winner of the 2010 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest (with Northwest Dance Project's "State of Matter").
Artistic Director Sarah Slipper's most complex and theatrical work, "Casual Act", is based on the Harold Pinter play "Betrayal" and explores the workings and wreckage of interconnected affairs, and features a huge, revolving set and a rollercoaster ride of a finish. “…one almost forgot the dancers weren’t expressing themselves with language, as their movements so clearly and beautifully relay the drama.” – Portland Monthly Magazine about "Casual Act"
Inspired by works of master sculptor Rodin, particularly his powerful and sensuous depictions of the exposed back, Lucas Crandall’s signature work for Northwest Dance Project, "Blue", is a captivating stream of color and flowing movement that creates it's own mysterious world of beautiful human kinetics. "a gracefully athletic ballet." – The Oregonian about "Blue"

 
SUMMER SPLENDORS
JUN 26 - 28 / 7:30 + 4PM
LINCOLN PERFORMANCE HALL

1620 SW PARK AVE. (AT MARKET ST. - PSU) PORTLAND, OR 97201

World Premiere - Sarah Slipper
World Premiere - Lucas Crandall
World Premiere - Rachel Erdos
World Premiere - Tracey Durbin

Our annual Summer Splendors show returns in a big, bold new way as we move our season closer into Lincoln Performance Hall and team up with Chamber Music Northwest's acclaimed Summer Festival. Featuring world-class musicians and rising Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo playing Chopin's 24 Preludes live as the four linked world premieres fill the stage.

 "Summer Splendors showcases the vitality and flexibility of Artistic Director Sarah Slipper's dancers.” – The Oregonian
“…one of the country's top chamber music gatherings.” – The Oregonian about Chamber Music Northwest



Show Programs subject to change