Fall Premieres – Live

Our return to the stage with our new company and two world premieres was a thrill and a certain success! Read Connor Reed’s insightful preview for Portland Monthly HERE. Audiences left to their feet after each new work (see a snippet of Artistic Director Sarah Slipper’s Hold Me Tight Let Me Go, as well as… Continue Reading

Meet the new company

Meet the new company! Part of our re-emerging from the pandemic meant that we needed to secure some new dancers and we could not be more excited for, and proud of, the new company of dancers will have brought together from points near and far to dance during our 2021-22 season that is wholly dedicated… Continue Reading

In-person classes are back

IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE BACK!. Oregonians have done an admirable job keeping themselves and each other safe through the pandemic and it’s paying off! We are now able to once again have (limited numbers of) dancers with us in the studio for youth and adult classes, and we are thrilled to have some great new teachers… Continue Reading

Here+Now outdoor performances

HERE+NOW A joyous celebration of the power of live art in this time of isolation. We were so thrilled to have offered our first live dance+music performances in over six months. A big thank you to all our fans, subscribers, and donors for your ongoing support — we couldn’t do it without you. One audience… Continue Reading

At Home Dance Classes

Stephanie Domurat from More Good Day Oregon caught up with NW Dance Project dancer Franco Nieto to learn more about the company’s new “At Home” virtual dance classes for adults and youth launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing. Virtual classes for adults and youth are available – both live classes… Continue Reading

German Tour Review 2020

Great review from our German tour from Main Post – Schweinfurt FEB 17, 2020: The guest performance of NW Dance Project in the sold-out theater begins with a bang. The company from Portland (Oregon) had already introduced itself in November 2016 as part of the international dance gala “Dance is the Key”. The dancers lead… Continue Reading

Winter Wonders is a Wonder

Oregon Arts Watch found delight in our Winter Wonders show, and although the reviewer didn’t seem to get a casting/credits insert, they loved the performance, noting, “NW Dance Project’s holiday show, conceived by its dancers and Resident Choreographer, felt a lot like a sampler plate of grandma’s cookies…The majority of Winter Wonders had the audience… Continue Reading

Winter Wonders + Classes Featured on More Good Day Oregon

KPTV Portland’s More Good Day Oregon came by the studios to get an inside, advance look at our Winter Wonders show created by our own company dancers and Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem happening DEC 12-14 / 2019 at Lincoln Performance Hall. Host Stephanie Domurat was taken by the rehearsal and was also curious to learn… Continue Reading

Summer Premieres named 2019’s Best

Portland Monthy looked back at 2019’s locally-made performing arts events and named our Summer Premieres shows as the best dance performance of the year, praising “Cheers to NW Dance Project’s consistently incredible company for bringing each concept to dangersous, vivid life…these dancers ignited Portland State’s Lincoln (Performance) Hall with work that united classics with renegades… Continue Reading

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

INFALL tops The Oregonians’ 10 best dance bets

The Oregonian‘s Arts Editor Amy Wang puts NW Dance Project’s INFALL performances squarely on the top of her list of Portland’s best fall dance shows, noting, “NW Dance Project continues its commitment to new works by international choreographers with a season opener featuring a world premiere from French choreographer and dancer Patrick Delcroix. Also on… Continue Reading

Pretty Creatives 2019 Preview

Oregon Arts Watch previewed NW Dance Project’s 2019 Pretty Creatives Showing, noting, “This one-night only event spotlights talent that, while not exactly new, may be new to us. This is the 10th year that NW Dance Project has staged the Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, which is designed to groom contemporary dance talent. This year’s… Continue Reading

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 smell them rising from the stage of Lincoln Performance Hall.… Continue Reading

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 Moss Art Center and the Fine Arts Center at UMass… Continue Reading

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 of Connotation (retitled last-minute from Each Desperate Choice) is the… Continue Reading