Swan Lake Costume Fund
Deeply moving and visually stunning, Swan Lake is the quintessential classical ballet, but producing this staggering production is no small feat. Our costumes, including headpieces and accessories, are made right next door in our Costume shop. One tutu can take up to 200 hours of labor and costs thousands of dollars—but once constructed, it will be used for hundreds of performances and fit to many dancers with multiple sets of hook-and-eye closures. The costumes for Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake were designed in 2003 by Paul Tazewell (the costume designer for Hamilton!) and have been meticulously maintained and replaced as necessary in the years since. The Seattle Times calls these iconic tutus “as complex, and as beautiful, as a swan’s wing.”
Help PNB bring this production back to the stage by donating to our Swan Lake Costume Fund. Each donation helps us to lovingly care for our existing costume pieces, and remake them when they’ve reached the end of their life. As a benefit, donors above $5,000 will get their name, or a dedication, sewn directly into one of these gorgeous costume pieces. Whatever your giving level, you'll be stitched into the legacy of PNB’s Swan Lake!