Events & Offers


Reviving Giselle

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Studio Presentation 5:30–7:00 pm, The Phelps Center, Studio C
Peter Boal’s staging of the iconic Romantic-era ballet Giselle garnered international attention and acclaim when it premiered in June 2011. In this studio coaching session, explore the rich characterizations of Giselle, Albrecht, and Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis) that have developed from a combination of French and Russian sources, utilized by Mr. Boal and his team of dance historians, and the wealth of Giselle tradition. More Information

Giselle: New Designs for PNB’s Stellar Production

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Seminar 3:00–4:30 pm, The Phelps Center, Jane Davis Board Room
Peter Boal has commissioned Parisian designer Jérôme Kaplan (Roméo et Juliette, Don Quixote) to create new designs to complement PNB’s unique staging of Giselle. Hear from Boal and Kaplan and PNB’s team of artists about the process of designing and building the scenery and costumes for this historically-informed production, while viewing a selection of sketches, fabric swatches, costumes, scenic models, and props. More Information

Friday Previews

Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00–7:00 pm, The Phelps Center
PNB’s popular Friday Previews are hour-long studio rehearsals hosted by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring Company dancers in excerpts from upcoming ballets. More Information

Ballet Previews—Free

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:00–1:00 pm
PNB’s lunchtime lecture previews at the Central Seattle Public Library are given by Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington. Film excerpts illuminate the ballets under discussion. More Information

Lecture Series & Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Lecture 6:00-6:45 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
Dress Rehearsal 7:00-9:30 pm, Brotman Auditorium at McCaw Hall

In-depth discussions with choreographers, stagers, designers, dancers, and other artists during the hour preceding dress rehearsal that reveal much about the creative process involved in the development of a ballet. Attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal. More Information

Pre-Performance Lectures—Free

Join Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington or a guest speaker for an engaging 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design, and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, McCaw Hall, Free Admission. More Information

Post-Performance Q&A—Free

Ever want to ask what it’s like to dance a masterpiece, rehearse with Twyla Tharp, or wear pointe shoes? Here’s your chance. Join Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB Company dancers for a lively question-and-answer session following each performance. Immediately following each performance, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, McCaw Hall, Free Admission. More Information

Programs, dates, and venues subject to change.

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