SHOWS } Performances
"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
1111 SW BROADWAY (AT MAIN ST.) PORTLAND, OR 97205
TICKETS $29 - $52 ADVANCE
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 GALA & GRAND OPENING
MAY 30 / 5:30PM
NORTHWEST DANCE PROJECT
211 NE 10TH AVE., PORTLAND, OR 97232
TICKETS $150 (INCLUDES $100 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION)
TABLES & SPONSOR TABLES AVAILABLE - CONTACT US FOR DETAILS
Celebrate the Opening of our new Creative Center in the heart of Portland's booming inner eastside!
Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, seated catered dinner, great local wines, live and silent auctions, dessert dash and other fun events including a special performance by the company - all hosted by our special emcee, Tony Starlight!
JUN 26+27 - 7:30 / JUN 28 - 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
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