Our most recent Summer Splendors shows were an incredible display of three phenomenal female choreographic voices. Some of the best work from the company was seen in these shows. Oregon Arts Watch followed the works from creation to final stage production. Jamuna Chiarini covered the preview in her Dance Weekly: Women make dances post and… Continue Reading
NW Dance Project wishes to congratulate our 2016 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition Winners, Luca Signoretti and Anton Rudakov. Luca and Anton will have 18 hours to create two original works on our LAUNCH: 11 dancers, see the Pretty Creatives Showing on July 16 at Lincoln Performance Hall.
Salt Lake City loved NW Dance Project, with a sold-out performance that moved the audience to their feet with roaring post-show applause. The company’s reception leading up the show was outstanding as well with exciting previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and the Salt Lake City Weekly. We hope to come back again to such… Continue Reading
In Good Company hits the top picks lists for both the Willamette Week and Oregon Arts Watch. Don’t miss this scholastic holiday throwback as we take over Revolution Hall DEC 17 + 18! Post show glee is abundant, Sean Ongley’s review in Thru Magazine sites In Good Company with, “romantic undertones with a cheerful approach,… Continue Reading
The acclaim and prestige of being the home of four Princess Grace Award winners in NW Dance Project is still ringing in the community. Jason Vondersmith from The Portland Tribune recently ran a glowing feature citing the company, “has earned quite the reputation and acclaim, attracting top choreographers for collaborations, traveling around the world for… Continue Reading
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
Congratulations to Ching Ching Wong, NW Dance Project’s fourth company member to receive the coveted Princess Grace Award. We couldn’t be more proud of such a talented, versatile, kind, and inspiring artists. We’re now half a company of princesses! Additional press regarding the announcement can be read at the Oregonian and Fox News.
Insightful review in The Arts & Culture Cult that summed the show up as “an exhilarating evening of stellar musicianship and dance.” Oregon Arts Watch calls the show “smart, surprising, witty, engaging, and all the way to funny,” and went on to say: These Chopin Preludes dances avoided an attempt to make movement that translated the music… Continue Reading
Great preview in The Oregonian A & E about our soon to open Summer Splendors performances, in collaboration with Chamber Music Northwest – featuring Chopin’s 24 Preludes played live by world-renowned Yekwon Sunwoo.
Settled into their spacious new Creative Center, Sarah Slipper and Scott Lewis share the triumphs of the first two months in our new home with the Portland Tribune right before our grand opening gala.
Insightful and interesting Willamette Week article about the Portland dance scene’s space struggles and NW Dance Project‘s beautiful brand new Creative Center in the heart of the city’s rapidly developing east side.
In Good Company has had an amazing set of sold-out shows at the stunning Vesta Building. Willamette Week notes the hour-long thematically linked show: “fits right in with the environment: the atrium of the Vestas Building, formerly the Meier & Frank warehouse…In Good Company relies on a campy, winking spirit…it’s hard not to smile…the show is relaxed,… Continue Reading
Dance Magazine features NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH in its November 2014 issue and article on “Making Workshops Work.” “I’ve seen what I think are the best dancers, the ones who really soak up choreography, spend money to travel to auditions, and not make it past tendus at the barre,” says Slipper. “When you have time… Continue Reading
In a glowing review of our “NEW NOW WOW!” show, Willamette Week raves: New Now Wow! is a name well-deserved…Yin Yue’s Between Rise and Fall sends the audience into a dark world that shows off a dynamic interplay with tight athleticism and willingness to experiment…a standout work by Czech choreographer Jirí Pokorny who is known for… Continue Reading
From the Oregonian: Sarah Slipper’s company of dancers, the NW Dance Project, opens its compact season of performances at Lincoln Hall with “New Now Wow,” an event that invites three choreographers from near and far to develop a brand new piece with the company. With only nine dancers in the company and a full time… Continue Reading
We are proud and honored to announce that company dancer Viktor Usov has won a 2014 Princess Grace Award for dance! NW Dance Project now has THREE Princess Grace Award winners in the company: Andrea Parson (2010), Franco Nieto (2012) and now Viktor Usov (2014).