06/13/2019 - 06/16/2019
NW DANCE PROJECT PRESENTS “SUMMER PREMIERES”
A trio of new contemporary dance works to close the company’s 15th Anniversary Season
WHEN: Thurs., Fri., Sat. / JUNE 13 + 14 + 15 / 2019 / 7:30 PM
WHERE: Lincoln Performance Hall (PSU) / 1620 Park Ave., Portland OR 97201
TICKETS: $34-$58 Advance (no service fees) only at www.nwdanceproject.org
INFO: www.nwdanceproject.org / 503.828.8285 / [email protected]
JAMES CANFIELD / WORLD PREMIERE – “EACH DESPERATE CHOICE” (BASED ON “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”)
The founding Artistic Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre and more recently former Artistic Director of Nevada Ballet Theatre returns to Portland and NW Dance Project, for which he has created eight previous works. For his latest, James takes on Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire, which is as relevant today as it ever has been, setting the story to a collection of pop songs from the 1940s to the ’70s.
SARAH SLIPPER / WORLD PREMIERE – (TITLE TBD)
No one knows NW Dance Project’s talented and fearless dancers quite like the company’s founding Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper, whose dramatic works have been wowing audiences for the past 15 years. For her latest creation, a male/female duet, Sarah has found inspiration in Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines”, as she considers a love that’s been lost, from the man’s perspective.
FELIX LANDERER / WORLD PREMIERE – “ALL’S BEEN SAID”
This award-winning German choreographer is another NW Dance Project discovery! Felix’s two previous works for NW Dance Project have been noted for their intense physicality and dramatic vision. For his latest work, a gripping 15-minute trio, Felix takes a look at our collective paralysis with respect to combating climate change…kind of like the lifelong smoker who is told they have lung cancer and are only then motivated to change the situation they had been warned was coming for years.
About NW Dance Project (Company)
NW Dance Project was founded in Portland in 2004 by acclaimed dancer, mentor, and choreographer Sarah Slipper. NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative, new contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance makers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment. NW Dance Project has fostered the creation of 300+ original contemporary dance works to date, premiering them all in Portland before touring regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our dedication to providing dancers and dance makers the resources and creative room needed to realize new, inspired dance works led Dance International Magazine to proclaim that we are “changing the way dance is created” and that NW Dance Project has become “a laboratory, factory, and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.” Four of NW Dance Project’s classically-trained and uniquely talented dancers have won Princess Grace Awards while with the company (given to only six dancers annually) and our dancers were referred to as “some of the best dancers you will ever see” by the Calgary Herald. The New Yorker called NW Dance Project “a company of slick, skilled dancers” before our debut Jacob’s Pillow performances (the most renowned dance festival in the country). The Oregonian said we are “an essential part of the city’s arts scene”, and Oregon Public Broadcasting complimented us as “the it company…one of the most dynamic dance troupes in the country.”
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