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Summer Dance Platform

JUL 11 TO AUG 5 / 2022

Spend 4 enriching weeks with NW Dance Project in an open and safe studio, connect with other dancers and artists, be inspired, and activate your artistic and physical practices in a spacious and stimulating environment.

Dancers will work with NW Dance Project’s extraordinary guest artists, directors and award-winning company members as they are mentored to push and develop their creativity, ideas, and versatility.

Participating dancers will be split into groups by age, merit and experience in order to facilitate increased individual attention and direction.

MOVE PLATFORM
Dancers AGE 18+
MON – SAT
9:00AM to 5:00PM
12:00PM to 4:00PM (SAT only)

PRO PLATFORM
Dancers AGE 14 to 24
MON – SAT
9:00AM to 5:00PM
12:00PM to 4:00PM (SAT only)

PUBLIC TICKETED PERFORMANCE

AUG 5 / 2022

Summer Dance Platform culminates in a showing featuring NW Dance Project repertoire and original creation. This is a ticketed event held at NW Dance Project's Creative Center.

Tickets will go on sale JUN 24 / 2022

ABOUT

Today’s dancers are asked to improvise, reinvent steps, switch up phrases, change musicality, and make impulsive, artistic choices. Technique alone is not enough — dancers must also now be creators. Dancers will train while being immersed in professional technique classes and experience the creative process, repertoire, improvisation, and movement styles that are necessary tools for every dancer. This intense, hands-on month of training will provide dancers with the insights, improvisational skills, and creative tools that are needed by the most sought-after companies and choreographers of today.

Each day will start with a ballet class followed by a contemporary technique class. Dancers will be mentored and participate in repertoire, improvisation, composition and choreographic development sessions Monday to Saturday. Informative discussions with our artists on career planning and life as a professional dancer will also be offered.

We’re looking for dancers who are curious, open and desiring opportunities to push beyond their current capabilities. Dancers need to be physically fit for the rigor and intensity required in our SUMMER DANCE PLATFORM. This includes having the stamina to be fully active for up to 8 hours per day for our program.

NW Dance Project is committed to offering a supportive and encouraging environment so that each dancer can develop and discover their unique creative voice.

FACULTY

Dancers will work with NW Dance Project’s extraordinary guest artists, directors, and award-winning company members as they are mentored to push and develop their creativity, ideas, and versatility.

2022 FACULTY

SARAH SLIPPER - Artistic Director
IHSAN RUSTEM
- Resident Choreographer
JOSEPH HERNANDEZ

ANDREA PARSON

LEEWEI CHAO

JIHYUN KIM

AMANDA SACHS

INGRID FERDINAND

QUINCIE BEAN

ALEJANDRA PRECIADO

AUDITIONS

Dancers are accepted into our SUMMER DANCE PLATFORM through an audition process.

Acceptance into the platform will be highly competitive. We encourage all applicants to apply/audition early as we will prioritize enrollment on a rolling application basis.

All participants must be up-to-date vaccinated and comply with our organization’s masking and safey mandates (as applicable).

ACCOMMODATIONS

NW Dance Project in partnership with Portland State University (PSU) offers students attending our Summer Dance Platform housing and accommodations. Students attending are not required to live in the dormitories – students may choose to commute from home or other accommodations in Portland.