PNB's 20132014 season is a celebration of great choreographers featuring PNB's renowned live orchestra, stunning production design, and incomparable dancing. Subscribe online or by calling 206.441.2424 and you'll receive reserved seats for six performances, big savings, and a host of other valuable and fun benefits.
Brief Fling* (Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger / Twyla Tharp)
Nine Sinatra Songs (Songs sung by Frank Sinatra / Twyla Tharp)
Waiting at the Station** (Allen Toussaint / Twyla Tharp)
Petite Mort (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Jiri Kylian)
Sechs Tänze (Six Dances) (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Jiri Kylian)
Forgotten Land* (Benjamin Britten / Jiri Kylian)
Emergence* (Owen Belton / Crystal Pite)
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky /
Choreography: Ronald Hynd (after Marius Petipa)
Take Five...More or Less (Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond / Susan Stroman)
Kiss (Arvo Pärt / Susan Marshall)
State of Darkness (Igor Stravinsky / Molissa Fenley)
**World Premiere (TBA / Alejandro Cerrudo)
Music: Felix Mendelssohn / Choreography: George Balanchine
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: Nicola Piovani and Amilcare Ponchielli / Concept and Choreography: Bruce Wells
Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Pinocchio is a narrated one-act ballet illustrated by storybook sets and costumes based on the original stories by author Carlo Collodi. This specially created, hour-long matinee performed by 60 students from PNB School is an ideal and affordable introduction to ballet for children and families. At McCaw Hall.
See five world premieres choreographed by corps de ballet dancers Andrew Bartee, Angelica Generosa, Jahna Frantziskonis, Margaret Mullin, Price Suddarth, and Ezra Thompson in this annual celebration of emerging talent and new works. Featuring PNB School’s Professional Division students.
*PNB Premiere **World Premiere
Photos (from top): Chalnessa Eames and James Moore; Carrie Imler and Jonathan Porretta; Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand. Lesley Rausch and Batkhurel Bold; Jonathan Porretta; Margaret Mullen; Company dancers; PNB School Student. Photos © Angela Sterling.