Events & Offers


A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Pacific Northwest

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Seminar 3:00–4:30 pm, The Phelps Center, Jane Davis Board Room
PNB’s 1997 production of George Balanchine’s brilliant A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the first re-design of a full-length Balanchine ballet authorized by the George Balanchine Trust. Designed by Martin Pakledinaz and inspired by Northwest flora and fauna, the production became a calling card for PNB, which toured it to Edinburgh, Istanbul, and Hong Kong, as well as London, where it was filmed by the BBC in 1998. Hear from the artists involved in building Midsummer, view a display of costumes, scenic designs and models, and watch excerpts from the award-winning DVD. More Information

Backstage Bash: Midsummer Mischief

Friday, April 18, 2014
10:00 pm, McCaw Hall
When the curtain goes down, the mischief begins. Join hundreds of fans for Seattle’s hottest Backstage Bash! More Information

Fun for Families

Young fans are encouraged to dress up in their favorite finery, costume, or tutu and join us one hour prior to matinee performances for keepsake crafts (like crowns!), story time, and a mini-dance class. FREE for ticket holders.

Ballet Previews—Free

Tuesday, April 8, 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, April 10, 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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