1. Selected All-Original Repertoire 2014-15

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    Northwest Dance Project Touring Repertoire All works listed are original and created especially for Northwest Dance Project. After the Shake Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2014 “Slipper’s piece makes the most of the Shakers’ trademark ecstatic movement, creating vivid tableaux of rings of the faithful, quivering with exultation, and women in blood red dresses swinging brooms like clock pendulums…the choreographer’s dramatic balletic forms and thoughtful partnering twists are always interesting to watch.” This Time Tomorrow Choreographer / Danielle Agami Premiere / 2013 “a success, the cream of the crop, quirky and wryly funny… has wit, twisted elegance, and a sophisticated sense of how dance works with music and silence — we need to see more of this kind of work in its abstract evocations of deeply felt, silent imprisonment, here unpacked with convincing creative freedom of nuanced expression.” Casual Act Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2013 "an intense and beguiling abstraction from Harold Pinter’s play “Betrayal"...one almost forgot the dancers weren’t expressing themselves with language, as their movements so clearly and beautifully relay the drama of the story." Blue Choreographer / Lucas Crandall Premiere / 2008 "gracefully athletic ballet" Chameleon Choreographer / Patrick Delcroix Premiere / 2012 "vibrant colors in motion...we see the very fullest these relations in movement can intertwine and take us." Airys Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2012 "sharp and dramatic… apocalyptic dystopia…an urban wasteland with those moving, seeking protection in concert together." Trace in Loss Choreographer / Alex Soares Premiere / 2012 "awesome, dynamic, industrial, technical, electric ghost-like images… really did knock my socks off.” Not I Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2009 "a strenuously awkward and entirely engrossing performance - a remarkably physical characterization of dissolution -- perhaps dementia, perhaps death itself." Mother Tongue Choreographer / Ihsan Rustem Premiere / 2012 "a model of contemporary choreography – a piece very much of its own time but also fiercely focused and sure of itself." Chi Choreographer / Wen Wei Wang Premiere / 2009 "the highlight of the show...a small feast of images." State Of Matter Choreographer / Ihsan Rustem Premiere / 2010 Audience Award winner - 25th annual Hannover Choreographic Competition Winner - 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest "impetus for some propulsive, flexed foot movement, following an opening duet - beautifully danced ... floating beauty" Drifting Thoughts Choreographer / Patrick Delcroix Premiere / 2013 "Patrick Delcroix's third work for the company, Drifting Thoughts, has a bit of a gone-native, science-fiction feel to it, like an eqinoxial revel interrupted here and there by a brilliant Bikini Atoll flash of destruction." MemoryHouse Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2011 “the showstopper…lyrically tough and sensuously tender…has a barely submerged dramatic subtext, an emotional tension with fractured hints of narrative. It's certainly about a love relationship, and maybe about the droning of domesticity, and clearly about romantic sex.” A Fine Balance Finalist for the Benois de la Danse award, performed at the award's Bolshoi Theatre gala. Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2004 "This is what dance should be...she found the point at which the form, of dance (steps, technique, feet, performance) combine to create a work of art."

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    • Northwest Dance Project - Selected Touring Repertoire

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      Northwest Dance Project Touring Repertoire All works listed are original and created especially for Northwest Dance Project. Casual Act Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2013 "an intense and beguiling abstraction from Harold Pinter’s play “Betrayal"...one almost forgot the dancers weren’t expressing themselves with language, as their movements so clearly and beautifully relay the drama of the story." Blue Choreographer / Lucas Crandall Premiere / 2008 "gracefully athletic ballet" Chameleon Choreographer / Patrick Delcroix Premiere / 2012 "vibrant colors in motion...we see the very fullest these relations in movement can intertwine and take us." Airys Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2012 "sharp and dramatic… apocalyptic dystopia…an urban wasteland with those moving, seeking protection in concert together." Trace in Loss Choreographer / Alex Soares Premiere / 2012 "awesome, dynamic, industrial, technical, electric ghost-like images… really did knock my socks off.” Not I Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2009 "a strenuously awkward and entirely engrossing performance - a remarkably physical characterization of dissolution -- perhaps dementia, perhaps death itself." Mother Tongue Choreographer / Ihsan Rustem Premiere / 2012 "a model of contemporary choreography – a piece very much of its own time but also fiercely focused and sure of itself." Chi Choreographer / Wen Wei Wang Premiere / 2009 "the highlight of the show...a small feast of images." Flying E Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2009 "A stunning opening... "Flying E" has an arc, a beginning, middle and end, quite a compelling end as it happens, with the dancers walking in a line to the back of a red-lighted wall, replicating a desert sunset." State Of Matter Choreographer / Ihsan Rustem Premiere / 2010 Audience Award winner - 25th annual Hannover Choreographic Competition Winner - 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest "impetus for some propulsive, flexed foot movement, following an opening duet - beautifully danced ... floating beauty" Through the Mouth of Your Eyes Choreographer / Pedro Dias Premiere / 2011 "motion that crawls almost torturously through odd contortions before sweeping into low and swift resolutions...impeccable control and athletic grace." "a muscular modern work for seven dancers. Set to an electrified score bristling with static, the dancers powered through patterns of light and shadow, which highlighted aspects of the work's physicality." Drifting Thoughts Choreographer / Patrick Delcroix Premiere / 2013 "Patrick Delcroix's third work for the company, Drifting Thoughts, has a bit of a gone-native, science-fiction feel to it, like an eqinoxial revel interrupted here and there by a brilliant Bikini Atoll flash of destruction." Play It As It Lays Choreographer / Gregory Dolbashian Premiere / 2012 "wonderful ... very moving." Conjugations Choreographer / Wen Wei Wang Premiere / 2012 "suggests the many groupings and pairings one might see at an urban college green, city square or park lawn filled with young people at the start of Spring. ...amazing feats of harmonious interchange and movement" A Fine Balance Finalist for the Benois de la Danse award, performed at the award's Bolshoi Theatre gala. Choreographer / Sarah Slipper Premiere / 2004 "This is what dance should be...she found the point at which the form, of dance (steps, technique, feet, performance) combine to create a work of art." Kind of a Sort Choreographer / Didy Veldman Premiere / 2011 "second-ever U.S. creation...arguably the most memorable of the evening's offerings, a quirky combination of movement and vocals. Sliding, teetering and falling gave way to repeated gestural sequences, whispering, laughing and an amusing slow-motion disco sequence. ...feels like Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl: oddball, gangly, independent, charming and funny in a sweetly sputtering way."

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      • BJM/ Les Ballets jazz de Montréal_NIGHT_BOX_WenWeiWang_4min.promo

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        In creating this new piece for Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Wen Wei Wang was inspired by urban life, especially as it unfolds at night. Evoking the city through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined. In a state of perpetual movement, it combines contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo. Adopting an approach in which lighting plays a central role, Wen Wei Wang recreates the full spectrum of the city at night: its private spaces, clubs, streets. Against a backdrop of darkness, these diverse spaces become bathed in light. The choreographer worked with the Montreal design duo UNTTLD to create a new and refreshing style inspired by urban street life. “This work is about people and everyday life through body language, energy, relationships and emotions, reflecting the world in which we are living. Many thanks to the dancers for their collaborative spirit and their generous contribution to the concept.” WEN WEI WANG “Wang’s fascinating imaginary world of burgeoning manhood and confused desire…It’s all brilliantly theatrical, in turns witty, poignant and unsettling (…)." THE NATIONAL POST Canada Dans cette nouvelle création pour Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Wen Wei Wang s’inspire de la vie urbaine, et tout particulièrement de la vie nocturne de la cité. Une ville évoquée en sons, rythmes et musiques, avec comme toile de fond le clignotement incessant des lumières des grandes métropoles. Une œuvre énergique où l’amour, la perte, la sexualité et la joie se côtoient. Un perpétuel mouvement alliant le ballet contemporain à la danse de rue où s’alterneront tableaux de groupes, trios, duos et solos. Wen Wei Wang préconise une approche toute en lumières pour cette nouvelle création, en recréant les différents spectres de la ville de nuit: lieu privé, boîte de nuit ou encore scène de rue. Le chorégraphe a travaillé avec les designers de Montréal UNTTLD pour créer un style nouveau et rafraichissant s’inspirant du style de rue urbain. « Ce travail est à propos des gens et de leur vie de tous les jours à travers leur langage corporel, leur énergie et leurs émotions. Une œuvre à l’image du monde dans lequel nous vivions. Un très grand merci aux interprètes pour leur esprit collaboratif et leur généreuse contribution au concept. » WEN WEI WANG « Le monde imaginaire de Wang est fantastique : façonné par une puissante virilité et un désir déconcerté…Tout est brillement mis en scène, un habile jeu d’esprit, poignant et percutant (...). » THE NATIONAL POST Canada

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        • BJM / En studio_Making of : Night Box du chorégraphe Wen Wei Wang

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          Dans cette nouvelle création pour Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Wen Wei Wang s’inspire de la vie urbaine, et tout particulièrement de la vie nocturne de la cité. Une ville évoquée en sons, rythmes et musiques, avec comme toile de fond le clignotement incessant des lumières des grandes métropoles. Une œuvre énergique où l’amour, la perte, la sexualité et la joie se côtoient. Un perpétuel mouvement alliant le ballet contemporain à la danse de rue où s’alterneront tableaux de groupes, trios, duos et solos. Wen Wei Wang préconise une approche toute en lumières pour cette nouvelle création, en recréant les différents spectres de la ville de nuit: lieu privé, boîte de nuit ou encore scène de rue. Le chorégraphe a travaillé avec les designers de Montréal UNTTLD pour créer un style nouveau et rafraichissant s’inspirant du style de rue urbain. « Ce travail est à propos des gens et de leur vie de tous les jours à travers leur langage corporel, leur énergie et leurs émotions. Une œuvre à l’image du monde dans lequel nous vivions. Un très grand merci aux interprètes pour leur esprit collaboratif et leur généreuse contribution au concept. » WEN WEI WANG Crédits Chorégraphie Wen Wei Wang Danseurs: Christina Bodie, Antonios Bougiouris, Céline Cassone, Kevin Delaney, Alyssa Desmarais Youri de Wilde, Alexandra Gherchman, James Gregg, Alexander Hille, Morgane Le Tiec, Andie Masazza,Brett Taylor Musique Amute, Olaf Bender, The Steals & Grafiti, Giorgio Magnanensi, Max Richter, Paul Rogers, Victoria R. Senking Éclairage James Proudfoot Costumes UNTTLD Simon Bélanger, José Manuel St-Jacques Projections Production: Catherine Faucher Création: Denis Dulude et Christian Lalumière Collaboration: Christian Mouzard Première nord-américaine Erie, PA, États-Unis, Avril 2012 Durée: 40 minutes Night Box est une production de BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Directeur de production et de tournées: Daniel Ranger Équipe de production : Oswald Foisy, Manon Meunier, Hervé Holdrinet

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          • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal‘s Night Box, by Wen Wei Wang

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            This new creation for BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal by Wen Wei Wang is about urban life, particularly about night life in the city. A piece that is reflecting the sounds, the rhythms, the beats and the flashing lights of our society within an ode to love, loss, sexuality and joy. Night Box is ethereal, as the city in winter, blue, fluid as its city traffic. An urban work revealing the cultural underground of Montreal, an effervescent metropolis plunged into the digital era. “This work is about people and everyday life through body language, energy, relationships and emotions, reflecting the world in which we are living. Many thanks to the dancers for their collaborative spirit and their generous contribution to the concept.” - Wen Wei Wang Credits Choreography: Wen Wei Wang Music: Amute, Olaf Bender, The Steals & Grafiti, Giorgio Magnanensi, Max Richter, Paul Rogers, Victoria R. Senking Light: James Proudfoot Costumes: UNTTLD, Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques Dancers : Antonios Bougiouris, Christina Bodie Céline Cassone, Kevin Delaney, Alyssa Desmarais Youri de Wilde, Alexandra Gherchman James Gregg, Alexander Hille, Morgane Le Tiec Andie Masazza and Brett Taylor Projections : Production: Catherine Faucher Creation: Denis Dulude and Christian Lalumière Collaboration : Christian Mouzard Length: 40 minutes North American Premiere: Erie, PA, USA, April 2012

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            • BJM / NIGHT BOX by Wen Wei Wang - 30 sec.

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              This new creation for BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal by Wen Wei Wang is about urban life, particularly about night life in the city. A piece that is reflecting the sounds, the rhythms, the beats and the flashing lights of our society within an ode to love, loss, sexuality and joy. Night Box is ethereal, as the city in winter, blue, fluid as its city traffic. An urban work revealing the cultural underground of Montreal, an effervescent metropolis plunged into the digital era. “This work is about people and everyday life through body language, energy, relationships and emotions, reflecting the world in which we are living. Many thanks to the dancers for their collaborative spirit and their generous contribution to the concept.” - Wen Wei Wang Credits Choreography: Wen Wei Wang Music: Amute, Olaf Bender, The Steals & Grafiti, Giorgio Magnanensi, Max Richter, Paul Rogers, Victoria R. Senking Light: James Proudfoot Costumes: UNTTLD, Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques Dancers : Antonios Bougiouris, Christina Bodie Céline Cassone, Kevin Delaney, Alyssa Desmarais Youri de Wilde, Alexandra Gherchman James Gregg, Alexander Hille, Morgane Le Tiec Andie Masazza and Brett Taylor Projections : Production: Catherine Faucher Creation: Denis Dulude and Christian Lalumière Collaboration : Christian Mouzard Length: 40 minutes North American Premiere: Erie, PA, USA, April 2012

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              • Northwest Dance Project is The Best of Contemporary Dance Now

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                A three minute glimpse into why Northwest Dance Project is "the 'it' company" (Oregon Public Broadcasting) "Some of the best dancers you will ever see." — Calgary Herald Winner: Princess Grace Award 2014 - Viktor Usov Winner: Princess Grace Award 2012 - Franco Nieto Winner: Princess Grace Award 2010 - Andrea Parson Winner: 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest Winner: Audience Awards, 2011 Hannover Choreographic Festival Winner: 2006 Benois de la Danse, Moscow - A Fine Balance - Choreographer Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director / Northwest Dance Project Appearing in London 2012 / Olympic Arts Festival

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