NW Dance Project presents Encores

This is a past event. Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm 9:25pm

Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205

A trio of NW Dance Project’s best-loved works come together for three evenings of inspired and inspiring dance celebrating the award-winning company's 15th anniversary season.

Sarah Slipper / Casual Act
NW Dance Project’s founding Artistic Director finds inspiration in a seminal play and creates “an intense and beguiling abstraction from Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal . . . one almost forgot the dancers weren’t expressing themselves with language, as their movements so clearly and beautifully relay the drama of the story.” (Oregon Arts Watch)
View excerpts here.

Iihsan Rustem / Yidam 
NW Dance Project Resident Choreographer’s third original work for the company, Yidam (2015), was inspired by his journey into Buddhism and meditation where “dancers fall only to be scooped up suddenly and lifted at square, stiff angles, creating a consistent juxtaposition between limp and sturdy…it’s hard to look away from such breathless abandon.” (Willamette Week)
View excerpts here.

Patrick Delcroix / Drifting Thoughts
Nederlands Dance Theater star, real-life Knight and acclaimed French choreographer Patrick Delcroix’s Drifting Thoughts (2013) “has a bit of a gone-native, science-fiction feel to it, like an equinoxal revel interrupted here and there by a brilliant Bikini Atoll flash of destruction . . . mesmerizing to watch. (Oregon Arts Watch)
View excerpts here.

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