May 31, 2017 – (Becket, MA) – Known for its “cutting-edge contemporary work” (Jason Vondersmith, The Portland Tribune), NW Dance Project makes its Jacob’s Pillow debut, June 28-July 2 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Based in Portland, Oregon and led by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet principal dancer Sarah Slipper, the company is composed of a cast of classically-trained, versatile contemporary dancers. The program includes works by a range of accomplished choreographers and rising talents: Post-Traumatic-Monster by Felix Landerer, choreographer in residence for Scapino Ballet in the Netherlands; At Some Hour You Return by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Jiří Pokorný; Le Fil Rouge by 2011 Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest winner and NW Dance Project resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem; and MemoryHouse by Artistic Director Sarah Slipper.
“NW Dance Project is a prolific company investing in the work of U.S. and international choreographers,” comments Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. “The caliber of their dancers is exceptional and the breadth of choreography that our audience will experience in a single evening is truly remarkable. It’s also important to me that Jacob’s Pillow celebrates the exceptional dance scene in the Pacific Northwest by bringing a company that is so gifted and entrepreneurial in their approach to advancing the form.”
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