Season Encore Performance

Celebrating Lesley Rausch

June 11,2023 at 6:30 PM

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“I never imagined 25 years ago, when I attended my first summer course at PNB School, that I would go on to have such a rewarding career with this great company. I knew that I truly loved PNB and feel immensely fortunate that Kent and Francia took a chance on a very flexible, and somewhat uncoordinated, young dancer. I am beyond grateful for all of the love and commitment they put into nurturing the dancer I would become. I am also extraordinarily appreciative to Peter for the countless and diverse opportunities he has gifted me. You have all helped me to fulfill my dreams in ways I never realized were possible. To the audience, subscribers, donors, rehearsal directors, school faculty, administration, PR, marketing, costume, wardrobe, production, stage crew and managers, musicians, and everyone else that makes PNB the incredible place that it is, thank you. It has been the pleasure of my life to share my passion with you all.”

Lesley Rausch

Make a gift of $300 or more in Lesley’s honor and be entered to win one of 50 pairs of tickets to her final performance, Season Encore. Submit a gift by midnight on May 30, winners will be drawn on May 31.

Season Encore

Wonderland (excerpt)

Music: Michael Wall, Jean-Philippe Goude, Hugues Le Bars, Erik Satie, Camille Saint-Saens, Stephen Foster
Choreography: Penny Saunders

Duo Concertant (excerpts)

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Black on Black on Black (excerpt)

Music: Oliver Coates; Hidden Orchestra; Natalia Tsupryk; Parra for Cuva; Timber Timbre
Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo

Giselle (Peasant pas de deux)

Music: Adolphe Adam, with additional music by Friedrich Burgmuller, Riccardo Drigo, and Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by Peter Boal

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (excerpt)

Music: Richard Rodgers
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

…throes of increasing wonder (excerpt)

Music: Cristina Spinei
Choreography: Kiyon Ross

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpt)

Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Swan Lake (excerpt, Act II)

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Kent Stowell

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