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NW Dance Project's annual company-made family-friendly shows have become a Portland holidays tradition. Each winter, the company turns over the choreographic duties to its talented, award-winning company dancers to conceive, create and present to you.
Five of NW Dance Project’s dancers (William Couture, Kody Jauron, Andrea Parson (2010 Princess Grace Award winner), Kevin Pajarillaga and Anthony Pucci) are conceiving, creating and producing an unforgettable contemporary dance experience inspired by famous fairytales, fantastic fables, snowy scenes and wintertime wonders. Experience a new adventure for Gerda and the Deer from The Snow Queen, see said Snow Queen in full rave mode, go inside the secret relationship between The Grinch and his hapless dog Max, slide your way back to the 1950s, and witness a battle between heat and snow. And as a special bonus, NW Dance Project's resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem is creating whimsical new interludes for the 10 company dancers as well as the new Young Creatives student performing group.
After the show, all attendees are invited to stay, meet the dancers and enjoy a glass of warm homemade wassail.
A fresh and unique holiday performing arts event, these dancer-made family-friendly winter shows have become a Portland tradition that have consistently ended up on City Commissioner Nick Fish’s “Year’s Best” lists.