Music: Sergei Prokofiev / Choreography: Kent Stowell
Kent Stowell drew from the original French fairy tale to create one of PNB's most breathtaking ballets.
World premieres by Mark Morris, Kiyon Gaines, Andrew Bartee, and Margaret Mullin.
Music: Sergei Prokefiev /
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
"A remarkable work… like no 'Romeo and Juliet' ballet you've seen before: It's intricate, often achingly beautiful, and never simply pretty." (The Seattle Times)
Concerto Barocco (Johann Sebastian Bach/George Balanchine)
Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (Arvo Pärt/Ulysses Dove)
In the Upper Room (Phillip Glass/Twyla Tharp)
**World Premiere (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Paul Gibson)
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Choreography: Kent Stowell
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Choreography: Kent Stowell / Sets & Costumes: Maurice Sendak
Praised by The New York Times as “original and exciting,” this marvelously imagined production, created by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), features over 200 dancers, gigantic moving sets, a snowfall every performance, and—the magical sound of the season—Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed by the PNB Orchestra.
Music: Oskar Nedbal / Choreography: Bruce Wells
PNB School faculty member Bruce Wells, who staged a delightful Snow White for young audiences in 2012, is back with his version of the adventures of young Hansel and Gretel, which was a huge hit for family audiences when PNB last presented it in the spring of 2010. The ballet will feature students from PNB School.
Experience the arrival of the next generation of dance artists.
A vehicle for emerging talent, NEXT STEP is where Company dancers rise as choreographers and PNB School’s Professional Division students take center stage in an all-premiere lineup of works created just for them. Be in the audience as these young artists take over the mainstage. Featuring Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras.
*PNB Premiere **World Premiere
Photos (from top): Lesley Rausch. Maria Chapman and Seth Orza in Cinderella. Batkhurel Bold in Pacific. Kaori Nakamura and James Moore in Roméo et Juliette. Lindsi Dec and Batkhurel Bold in Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven. Carla Körbes and Casey Herd in Swan Lake. Maria Chapman, Lesley Rausch, and Benjamin Griffiths in Agon. Celebrate Seattle Mars image courtesy of NASA. Elizabeth Murphy in Nutcracker. Ariana Lallone in Hansel & Gretel; Photo © Rex Tanner. (All Photos © Angela Sterling unless otherwise noted.)