It’s time to raise the red curtain! We long to see you in the audience at McCaw Hall waiting for that magical moment when the lights dim and the Orchestra creates an unexpected cacophony, when the hush of hundreds descend and expectations rise. We miss the quiet professionalism of our stage crew and the warm welcome of our ushers, and dodging little ones waltzing towards the gift shop at intermission. We miss the sound of your applause and hoots during final bows and your questions at post-performance Meet the Artist sessions. We treasure how PNB brings us together, and we now have the opportunity to return to this shared experience.
The PNB you will rediscover will be both familiar and different. You’ll see favorite dancers, and new faces, ballets by familiar choreographers, and new talents. Our work on stage and in every way will be more representative and more inclusive. Expect transparency, honesty, and a commitment to discussing and addressing the systemic issues we face and seek to change.
The hiatus was rough, but as we emerge on the other side, we acknowledge we are better for it. We are ready to lift the curtain on a new PNB, and in the anticipatory hush of the darkened hall, among many, safely distanced, masked, tested and vaccinated, we will collectively rediscover something we have always cherished. After an interminable intermission, we are ready. The time is now, and it’s time to support PNB.
Your tax-deductible gift to the Future Fund will help PNB sustain the work we’ve done to reinvent PNB. The gift you make today will shape PNB’s future tomorrow.