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Performances & Tickets

Apr.14, 2016

Peter and the Wolf and Other Works

Northwest Dance Theatre presented its annual spring mixed-bill program featuring Peter and the Wolf and other contemporary works on April 16 and 17, 2016, at the Portland Community College Sylvania Performing Arts Center. Each year this family-friendly production has special something to offer everyone.

Photo by James McGrew

Photo by James McGrew

In addition to the classic story ballet Peter and the Wolf, NWDT proudly presented Dennis Spaight’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” set to the timeless music of George Gershwin with the special permission of the Dennis Spaight Choreography Trust. The dancers also performed original works by Cameron Smith-Purandare, former soloist of Houston ballet and principal with Florida Ballet, and Laura Haney former BodyVox dancer and current director of the dance program and student company at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  The MAC Company Dancers joined us as this year’s guest performers dancing three pieces choreographed by Selina Di Pronio, Cameron Dupon and Laura herself. These pieces consisted of various contemporary styles including modern, jazz and hip-hop. 

For all these young artists, this annual program is a wonderful opportunity to learn new styles of movement and expand their understanding of dance as a performance art. With this sense of exploration and discovery, Peter and the Wolf and Other Works makes the richness of this art form tangible by creating a bridge between the classical and the contemporary for all ages to enjoy. To learn more about NWDT and future performance information, please contact 503-925-3898 or email office@nwdt.org for more information.

A Nutcracker Tea

Nut15PostcardFrontEach December Northwest Dance Theatre presents its annual holiday production of A Nutcracker Tea, a family-friendly adaptation of the holiday story that follows Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a heartwarming journey through the Snow Kingdom and Land of Sweets. Paired with NWDT’s beautifully crafted sets and costumes, June Taylor-Dixon’s and Gretta Murray-Marchek’s choreography creates the perfect holiday tradition and first-time ballet experience for family and friends of all ages. This charming production continues to warm the hearts of all ages as a holiday family tradition. In December of 2015, NWDT dancers performed seven sold-out shows and six community outreach programs. It was a magical experience for all NWDT dancers, directors, members, volunteers, and community patrons to share, give, and receive the beauty and power of dance.

We hope you join us December 2016! To learn more about this production and NWDT’s community outreach programs, please contact 503-925-3898 or email office@nwdt.org for more information.