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Dances to See in Portland July 13-19

The winners of Northwest Dance Project's international talent search debut new works.

Death and Delight

BodyVox partners with Chamber Music Northwest every year for a series of music and dance pairings. This rendition will feature two Shakespeare classics, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Piano soloist Melvin Chen will accompany the Romeo and Juliet ballet by Sergei Prokofiev. The Midsummer Night's Dream performance will be performed to compositions by Felix Mendelssohn. BodyVox, 1201 NW 17th Ave., 7:30 pm Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 pm Saturday, July 14-23.

Pretty Creatives Showing

An international talent competition hosted by the Northwest Dance Project selects two emerging choreographers. New work from the winners debuts in Pretty Creatives, the culmination of their summer residency with NWDP. This year's winners, Luca Signoretti of Italy and Anton Rudakov of Russia, have worked for years in Belgium and Germany, respectively, but this is their first in the U.S. Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave., 503-828-8285. 7:30 pm Saturday, July 16. $25.

Viajeros Flamenco

A night of flamenco music and dance with ballerina and flamenco dancer Melinda Hedgecorth, trained in the style of iconic African American activist/choreographer Alvin Ailey. Accompanying Hedgecorth's performance are flamenco guitarist Jed Miley and Alfonso Cid, a Seville Conservatory-trained singer and flutist. Ethos/IFCC, 5340 N Interstate Ave., 503-823-4322. 8 pm Saturday, July 16. $20.