Dmae features Hedda, a world premiere dance piece focusing on Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, choreographed by Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director, NW Dance Project. She’ll be joined by dancer Andrea Parson who performs the title role of Hedda. We’ll also find out about the second featured world premiere Flamingo 37 by Cayetano Soto, Resident Choreographer of Ballet BC.

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Andrea Parson & Sarah Slipper
Andrea Parson & Sarah Slipper


HEDDA / MARCH 15-17 / 2018 / 7:30 PM


Thurs, Fri, Sat / March 15 + 16 + 17 / 2018 / 7:30 PM
Newmark Theatre / 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205
TICKETS: $38-$62+ Advance at and/or theater box office
More info: / 503.828.8285 /

Hedda – World Premiere – Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director, NW Dance Project

NW Dance Project’s founding Artistic Director furthers her examination of strong and unconventional female characters and related storylines, this time turning her attention to the iconic 19th century Henrik Isben (Norway) play, Hedda Gabler  a classic of realism and world drama. Hedda is a full- length piece (appx. 45 minutes) with an original score from noted dance composer Owen Belton and innovative sets from Spanish designer Luis Crespo.

Flamingo 37 – World Premiere – Cayetano Soto, Resident Choreographer, Ballet BC

NW Dance Project was the first company in the country to commission works from Spanish choreographer whose career in his decade’s absence from our company of award-winning dancers has skyrocketed, found him creating around the world, and securing him the position of Resident Choreographer of Ballet BC. His new 20-minute world premiere for NW Dance Project will be a whimsical full-company work with creative staging, music from “the lounge era, and costumes consisting of pink kilts and tops.

Sarah Slipper
Sarah Slipper

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 250 original contemporary dance works to date, premiering them all in Portland before touring regionally, nationally, and internationally.