In Department of Dance, Masterclasses

NW Dance Project

Lauren Halversen, Nathan Balser, and Kate Monson talk about dancing with members of the NW Dance Project and about making mistakes


With a focus on pushing the frontiers of contemporary dance, Portland-based dance company NW Dance Project is one of the premier groups pioneering new choreography and methods in the American contemporary dance scene. BYU dance students and faculty were excited to learn from the company’s innovative approach to current dance trends in a masterclass with members of the ensemble during their recent campus visit. “The professors in the contemporary area have a philosophy that we want to model for our students,” said contemporary dance professor Kate Monson. “Taking opportunities to learn from different sources is really important. That includes a physical embodiment and not just watching.”

Read more at the Department of Dance’s website.

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