NW Dance Project - Summer Premieres

This is a past event. Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm 9:15pm

Lincoln Performance Hall 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201

NW Dance Project presents Summer Premieres - a trio of new contemporary dance works to close the company’s 15th anniversary season.

For more information, call 503.828.8285, email info@nwdanceproject.org or visit the event website.

Summer premieres:

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.

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