Director’s Notebook: Rep 4

Language changes based on the times we are living in. New words are introduced. Words that used to mean one thing take on a whole new meaning. This past year has provided a watershed of new terms. Let’s start with “Zooming” and “Zoom fatigue” and “Zoom bombing” and then add double-masking, social distancing, […]

Director’s Notes: Locally Sourced

I’m not from here. But not long after I arrived almost 15 years ago, I felt I was home. Cascadia has a long history of people like me who arrived and claimed this land as their home. The land already belonged to others (since about 8000 BCE, ancestors of the Duwamish Tribe inhabited […]

Donald Byrd on Love and Loss

Donald Byrd in the studio with Dylan Wald and Cecilia Iliesiu © Lindsay Thomas.

It is challenging, and nearly impossible, to summarize Donald Byrd in one blog post. He has choreography credits from all around the country across the genres of dance, theater, and opera. His list of […]

Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 47th season, running from September, 2019 to June, 2020. Highlights include George Balanchine’s masterful Agon on a double-bill with Kent Stowell’s powerhouse production of Carmina Burana; world premieres by local choreographers Donald Byrd, Eva Stone, and Miles Pertl; the return of […]

Sculptured Dance – SAM/PNB Collaboration

Written by dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

And I would say […]

And I would say […]

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