Director’s Notebook: Giselle—Part 1

“In Westphalia, the former Saxony, all is not dead which lies buried. When we wander there through the old oak groves we can hear the voices of the olden time, and the re-echoes of those deeply mysterious magic spells in which there gushes a [great] fullness of life …A mysterious awe thrilled my […]

2011-05-18T20:48:00-07:00May 18th, 2011|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , |0 Comments

Director’s Notebook: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There are a few moments in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that get me every time, like when Bottom, crowned with the head of an ass, looks quizzically to his audience in mid-promenade with the willowy Titania, as if to say, “Huh?” Perhaps Balanchine took his cue from Shakespeare’s penned line […]

Backstage with the Midsummer Bugs

In this blog, Parent Volunteer Coordinator Di Anna Kurriger talks about life backstage with the youngest dancers in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

PNB School students get ready to perform in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at […]

GISELLE…Ballet’s Great Tragedy

The History ~ Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has become one of the most popular ballets of all time and is considered ballet’s great tragedy. Giselle represents the greatest achievement of ballet’s Romantic era. After it fell out of repertory at the Paris Opera, it returned to the West via Russia and […]

2011-04-01T21:57:00-07:00April 1st, 2011|Categories: Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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