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 wiping out on the oranges that come rolling out from the wings across the stage). It likely stretched the company kinesthetically and artistically, and it gives the rest of us something to mull over long after the show ends…Artistic Director Sarah Slipper’s 2011 MemoryHouse , which earned high praise when the company took it to the storied Massachusetts dance festival Jacob’s Pillow, returns on this program and is an emotionally fraught duet for a woman (Andrea Parson) and man (Franco Nieto), although the state of their relationship isn’t certain…(Resident Choreographer Ihsan’s Rustem’s premiere) If You Stay is a mesmerizing integration of movement, light and sound.”

Read the full review HERE.