New Suite


George Frideric Handel, Luciano Berio, and Johann Sebastian Bach
(from Concerti grossi, Op. 6, (1736-1741), selections from Duetti per due Violini, Vol. 1, (1979-1983), and Allemande, from Partita in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002, (1720))


William Forsythe


Laura Graham (Handel and Berio duets), assisted by Oleg Klymyuk (Bach duet)

Scenic Design

William Forsythe

Lighting Design

William Forsythe

Costume Design

William Forsythe and Yumiko Takeshima


25 minutes


16 dancers


Handel duets – May 27, 1995; Ballet Frankfurt,
Berio duets – October 16, 1998; Ballet Frankfurt,
Bach duet – December 8, 2000; Ballet Frankfurt (First performance in 2012 by Dresden Semperoper Ballet)

PNB Premiere

March 13, 2015

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere of William Forsythe’s New Suite was generously underwritten by Jeffrey & Susan Brotman.