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
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
“Summer Spendors” is a smash! Oregon Arts Watch‘s Bob Hicks raves “…this is one of the most appealing dance programs I’ve seen in months…virtuoso work by the company’s 10 dancers…an astonishingly tight ensemble. What’s special is that that they work so well together and yet also project such strikingly individual personalities…this group nails it.” Willamette… Continue Reading