The Veil Between Worlds


Oliver Davis


Edwaard Liang

Costume Design

Mark Zappone

Lighting Design

Reed Nakayama


26 minutes


10 dancers


June 10, 2021; Pacific Northwest Ballet (digital release)

Principal support for the world premiere of Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel, with additional support provided by Chap & Eve Alvord, T.R. Ko, Lyndall Boal, Jodi Wong, Tom & Connie Walsh Stephanie Jung, and Elizabeth Pirnat.

Program Notes

In his first work for Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Veil Between Worlds, choreographer Edwaard Liang explores our common search for spiritual and physical connection. Accompanied by Oliver Davis’ alternately energetic and serene score, a cast of ten seeks each other within that place between perceived reality and fantasy. Liang invites the audience as well to suspend time and space, move beyond the barriers that separate us as individuals, and join with the dancers in their creative universe.