NW Dance Project Presents Stravinsky @ Newmark Theatre | Featuring 2 World Premiere Works Reimagining Classic Ballets

From our sponsors:
NW Dance Project presents:
STRAVINSKY – 2 World Premieres
June 2-3, 2023
7:30PM | $29 ADV | All Ages
More info: nwdanceproject.org

The Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205

Stravinsky Gets Contemporary!

Wrapping up NW Dance Project’s 20th year with two new works and new company dancers!

Experience two world premiere works that wildly reimagine classic Stravinsky ballets – The Rite of Spring from Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem (sponsored by Martin Christoph Müller), and Petrushka from Associate Choreographer Joseph Hernandez (sponsored by Ronni Lacroute).

THE RITE OF SPRING (Ihsan Rustem – World Premiere)
PETRUSHKA (Joseph Hernandez – World Premiere)

About this new version of The Rite of Spring: The premiere of The Rite of Spring, over 100 years ago, which caused public outcry and a riot, is arguably the most famous scandal in the history of the performing arts. The work is bold, powerful, challenging, polarising even. After Bolero and Carmen, Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem looks at Stravinsky’s most known work through the lenses of The Chosen One…a fiercely rebellious nature who wishes to shape the course of their own destiny. Expect the unexpected.”

About this new version of Petrushka: “Petrushka: A Contemporary Fantasia on Classical Themes is a dance piece choreographed by Joseph Hernandez with music (mostly) by Igor Stravinsky. This Petrushka takes aim at tradition from a place of criticism but also a place of love. The piece asks the questions, “What remains when we try to separate beloved art pieces from their problematic nature?” “Is this even possible?” Hernandez and his collaborators at NW Dance Project are devoted acolytes of beauty and connection, wherever they can find it. Through the course of this piece, they hope to uncover a realm of humanity and empathy, beneath layers of history, politics, and the machinations of power.”

No vaccination requirement for attendees.
Masks are optional for all NW Dance Project performances.

Don’t miss this dazzling night of dance from “a jewel in Portland’s arts’ crown.” — City Commissioner Nick Fish

Estimated running time is 75 minutes.



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