I love to plan a season. Good thing, because I’ve done it about ten times just in the last few weeks! On the other side of a myriad number of challenges is a season unlike any we’ve ever imagined.
For our opening program, I cracked open the treasure chest pulling together a series of solos and socially distanced gems. Each work is rehearsed and performed by our dancers days before we send it to you. The sweat won’t even have dried. Imagine Odette’s variation from Swan Lake alongside Marco Goecke’s moody masterpiece, Mopey. The rousing finale of Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels pared with the slinky duet from Balanchine’s Rubies. Jessica Lang’s The Calling mesmerizing along with half a dozen other dance treats. The Company will be on proud display as we bring you a “greatest hits” line-up with something for every PNB fan.
Elsewhere in the season, Jessica Lang, Penny Saunders, Donald Byrd, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Edward Liang create new works. Look for a little charmer from Twyla Tharp. We’re also adding digital content with an original site-specific piece made for film by rising choreographer, Amanda Morgan.
Interviews with dancers, designers, choreographers, and dance world legends further enrich your experience. Watch for bonus ballets exclusively for subscribers.
This season is by no means less—it’s more. The limitations of our times demand creativity, and PNB specializes in creativity. I invite you to join us on a journey down a new path that promises to reward, educate, entertain, and inspire. Your support and belief in us mean everything during challenging times, and for this reason, we reward you with a wonderfully fulfilling celebration of the new PNB.
“See” you at the ballet,