NW Dance Project

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Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


Known for its cutting edge contemporary work, this Portland-based company led by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sarah Slipper brings its distinctly dark, theatrical, and vivid choreography to Amherst for its Fine Arts Center debut. Dance International Magazine proclaimed that NW Dance Project is “changing the way dance is created” and have become “a laboratory, factory and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.” For its debut appearance at the FAC, the company will perform You Are All I See choreographed by Wen Wei Wang, focusing on movement that is both sharp and cool with athletic emotionality that shows off the dancers’ technical skills; MemoryHouse by Sarah Slipper, a gripping, passionate duet; and finally, Le Fil Rouge , choreographed by Ihsan Rustem set to a suite of old and new love/unrequited love songs, presents a light and airy work featuring “follies” style vignettes ranging from delightful duets to full-company sections filled with humor, surprise, and tenderness.


$45, $35, $20; Five College Students and Youth 17 and Under: $15, $12, $10; Under40TIX $25
 

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Academic Connections: Art; Communication; Dance; English; Kinesiology; Management; Nutrition; Theater; WGSS
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• How does dance adapt literary texts?
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• How do dancers pace and care for their bodies?
• How do dancers approach physicality in a
• How does gender identity manifest itself in the business and artistic work of a dance company?

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