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

Mass Appeal in Massachusetts

NW Dance Project was invited to perform at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, turning in crowd-pleasing performances of Sarah Slipper‘s cinematic duet MemoryHouse, You Are All I See by Wen Wei Wang, and the whimsical Le Fil Rouge by Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem. In its glowing review, The Massachusetts Daily… Continue Reading

Carmen Strikes Back

Carmen strikes back! Celebrating the start of our 15th Anniversary Season, we welcome the return of Ihsan Rustem’s smash hit CARMEN SEP 27-29, 2018 at the Newmark Theatre. Ihsan’s combines the iconic tale of betrayal, mayhem, and passion with his version of “The Stepford Wives” and 1950s Harper Bazaar silhouettes set in a hair salon and barbershop.… 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

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… Continue Reading

Yidam

“Dancers fall only to be scooped up suddenly and lifted at square, stiff angles, creating a consistent juxtaposition between limp and sturdy…it’s hard to look away from such breathless abandon.”

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