Tag: northwest dance project

Small But Mighty

Huge cities attract a lot of talent, but they’re not the only places a dancer can have a meaningful career. Here’s a roundup of 11 small companies that need to be on your radar.

Andrea Parson: Putting the "Grrr…" in Grace

Onstage, Andrea Parson appears trapped in lamplight, like a moth. Rapid-fire spoken words set her pace and for the next 15 minutes, she seems to teeter on the edge of sanity. At one moment, her foot spirals upward, searches above her head, past her ear—then whacks the floor. At another, her arm cuts like a […]

Northwest Dance Project: Portland's Cutting-Edge Contemporary Dance Company

Number of dancers: Currently 9, but usually 10 Style: Contemporary ballet   Company history: Artistic director Sarah Slipper founded the organization in 2004. (Slipper is also one of the company’s main choreographers.) What makes NWDP different: The company performs all original, commissioned work. Slipper brings in choreographers from all over the world to create pieces […]