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Sarah Slipper And NW Dance Project Featured In Portland Business Journal

Sarah Slipper And NW Dance Project Featured In Portland Business Journal

Portland Business Journal turned its focus to founding Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and how she has lead and successfully grown NW Dance Project, noting “Sarah Slipper founded NW Dance Project in 2004. Since then, the company’s annual budget has grown from $30,000 to $1.8 million...

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Oregon Jewish Life Drops In For “Behind The Scenes” And Enjoys Some Hummus

Oregon Jewish Life Drops In For “Behind The Scenes” And Enjoys Some Hummus

Oregon Jewish Life writer Deborah Moon attended NW Dance Project’s “Behind the Scenes” event before our Summer Premieres show to see some of the works and learn about the creative process, noting, “NW Dance Project supporters and the media were treated to short snippets of...

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Summer Premieres Wows Bob Hicks of Oregon Arts Watch

Summer Premieres Wows Bob Hicks of Oregon Arts Watch

Oregon Arts Watch‘s Bob Hicks was wowed by the works unveiled at our Summer Permeirs shows, noting, “The funk and sweat and desperate seediness of New Orleans are so thick in the air above James Canfield’s new dance Sketches of Connotation that you can almost...

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Portland Mercury Previews Summer Premieres Show

Portland Mercury Previews Summer Premieres Show

Portland Mercury came by the studios to get the inside scoop on our Summer Premieres performances, noting, “The 2018-19 season has been a busy one for NW Dance Project. The acclaimed troupe toured worldwide: They performed in Germany and Montreal and debuted at Virginia Tech’s...

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A Glimpse Into James Canfield's New Work For Summer Premieres Show

A Glimpse Into James Canfield's New Work For Summer Premieres Show

Portland Monthly interviewed choreographer James Canfield about his Summer Premieres new work inspired by Tennessee William’s iconic play, A Streetcar Named Desire, noting, “The Oregon Ballet Theatre founder’s weird, wonderful quasi-adaptation of the Tennessee Williams classic is part of NW Dance Project’s Summer Premieres. Sketches...

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Mentor & Muse – Artslandia Cover Story Features Sarah Slipper And Andrea Parson

Mentor & Muse – Artslandia Cover Story Features Sarah Slipper And Andrea Parson

Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and company dancer Andrea Parson are the “Mentor & Muse” cover story for the March/April issue of Artslandia’s Arts Guide.Explore the inner workings of one of NW Dance Project’s loogest and deepest creative relationships with this four-page feature and multifaceted Q&A...

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Wolf Tales Re-Imagines Fairytales and Fables

Wolf Tales Re-Imagines Fairytales and Fables

Wolf Tales is “a kick in the pants.” NW Dance Project’s annual holiday tradition continues and the dancers took over our winter 2018 show at Lincoln Performance Hall. Wolf Tales served up five new works created by company dancers Kody Jauron, Franco Nieto, Andrea Parson...

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Mass Appeal In Massachusetts

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...

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NW Dance Project Wows In Amherst

NW Dance Project Wows In Amherst

NW Dance Project’s fall tour included a stop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Fine Arts Center to perform three works. Mass Live critic Ken Ross was wowed by the show, noting “NW Dance Project is different…works were precise, exciting and a breath of fresh...

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Moss Fine Arts Center Presents NW Dance Project

Moss Fine Arts Center Presents NW Dance Project

NW Dance Project’s 2018 East Coast Tour included a wonderful stop at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. In its preview of the show, Virginia Tech Daily noted “NW Dance Project brings a moving reinvention of a classic Virginia Woolf novel (Artistic Director Sarah...

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The Colors Of Room 4

The Colors Of Room 4

Brown, green, grey and blue; these are the colors of Room 4. Inspired by Harold Pinter and Monty Python, Artistic Director Sarah Slipper, composer Owen Belton and costume designer Alexa Stark set the mood for the premiere of this “quirky and appealing” piece. Oregon ArtsWatch...

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Carmen Strikes Back

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”...

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Summer Performances Hits The Right Note

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...

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Step Into Our Broadway Jazz Class

Step Into Our Broadway Jazz Class

Oregon Arts Watch’s Heather Wisner came by to check out Kody Jauron‘s “Broadway Jazz” class, noting, once teacher Kody Jauron gets class underway in the sunny studio at NW Dance Project, that jazz hands are indeed on today’s menu. The warmup begins with Sweet Charity’s...

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The Premiere of Hedda And Flamingo 37

The Premiere of Hedda And Flamingo 37

NW Dance Project brings two premieres to the stage this March, both full of manipulation and drama. Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper created a “compelling contemporary movement narrative” world premiere from Isben’s icon play, Hedda Gabler. This new take on a well known story impressed Oregon...

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