Portland, OR. NW Dance Project is celebrating the start of its 15th Anniversary Season by bringing back one of its most popular productions. CARMEN returns to the Newmark Theatre September 27th – 29th. For this contemporary dance version, the famous story is transported to a stylized world centered in a women’s hair salon and a men’s barbershop.

N W Dance Project,”Carmen” dress rehearsal of Ihsan Rustem choreography.

The 40-minute full-company work is set to Bizet’s “Carmen Suite” and features sets from Spanish designer Luis Crespo and retro-sexy costumes from Portland fashion star Michelle Lesniak (winner of Project Runway season 11). Here’s a look at the production:

 

Carmen from NW Dance Project on Vimeo.

Here are details about CARMAN and the rest of the season:

SEPTEMBER 27-29 / 2018 – 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER

CARMEN + WORLD PREMIERE

CELEBRATING THE START OF OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat / September 27 + 28 + 29 / 2018 / 7:30 PM
WHERE: Newmark Theatre / 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205
TICKETS: $38-$62+ Advance at www.nwdanceproject.org and/or theater box office INFO: www.nwdanceproject.org / 503.828.8285 / [email protected]

The season will also include:

WINTER 2018 PERFORMANCES

A PORTLAND HOLIDAY DANCE TRADITION, EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC…

 
TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

CELEBRATE OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN A TRULY UNFORGETTABLE WAY!

 
SPRING 2019 PERFORMANCES

A TRIO OF NW DANCE PROJECT’S BEST-LOVED WORKS…

 
SUMMER 2019 PERFORMANCES

WARMER, LONGER DAYS GIVE BLOOM TO THREE NEW DANCE WORKS

 

NW Dance Project’s founding Artistic Director once again dives headlong into the world of strained and stained interpersonal dynamics — this time it’s two women and two men “trapped” in an undefined office lacking natural light and ripe with competitive distrust and confusion, with an absurdist argument in search of a conflict unfolding, and a coveted pending promotion to “the outer office” — complete with an original score from noted dance composer Owen Belton (http://www.owencbelton.com/). Think Office Space meets Brazil…

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 dancemakers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment. NW Dance Project has fostered the creation of over 270 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 recent 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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