LA SOURCE IS BALANCHINE AT HIS MOST ELEGANT—A PERFECT APERITIF. You’ll smell the perfume in this sublime work originally created for Violette Verdy. Opus 19 is a darker work by Jerome Robbins originally created for Mikhail Baryshnikov. It is also a work I danced for most of my career, working closely with Robbins in the studio. It’s an emotional and physical marathon with enormous rewards for audience and artist alike. Our final ballet is by Alexei Ratmansky (Don Quixote, Concerto DSCH), a man as humble as he is talented. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is paired with Wassily Kandinsky’s vivid geometric images; the work showcases dancers as priceless masterpieces —just like this season. You won’t want to miss a bit of it.

-Peter Boal


Lecture Series & Dress Rehearsal

June 1 | $15 (Lecture Only) or $30 (Lecture & Dress Rehearsal)

PNB’s Lecture Series offers in-depth discussions with choreographers, stagers, designers, dancers, and other artists that reveal much about the creative process involved in the development of a ballet. Guests may attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal.

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Pre-Performance Lectures

Free for Ticketholders

Join PNB Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington or guest speakers 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.

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Post-Performance Q&A

Free for Ticketholders

Ever want to ask what it’s like to dance a masterpiece, participate in the creation of a new work, or wear pointe shoes? Here’s your chance. Skip the post-show traffic and join Artistic Director Peter Boal or a member of PNB’s artistic staff with PNB Company dancers for a lively question-and-answer session following each performance.

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Save Money by Attending Value Performances

The lowest priced tickets with best availability are the Saturday Matinee, Thursday Evening and Friday the 9th at 7:30 pm

Run Times

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION is approximately 2 hours and 2 minutes including two intermissions.

The Program

La Source  (Léo Delibes / George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust)

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere of La Source is generously underwritten by Bob Benson. The works of George Balanchine performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet are made possible in part by The Louise Nadeau Endowed Fund.

Opus 19/The Dreamer  (Sergei Prokofiev / Jerome Robbins)

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere of Opus 19/The Dreamer is generously underwritten by Marcella McCaffray.

Pictures at an Exhibition  (Modest Mussorgsky / Alexei Ratmansky)

The 2017 Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere of Pictures at an Exhibition is generously underwritten by Patty Edwards.

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2016-17 Season

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March 17–26, 2017

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April 14–23, 2017

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