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We cover a lot of different things here on the PNB Blog ranging from dancer announcements, behind the scenes peeks at our rehearsals, tours, and costume shop, fun facts about PNB repertoire, and our tips for visiting us with kids and making the most of PNB’s Summer Course. That’s […]

Seeing Cues: One Flat Thing, reproduced

Complicated and mesmerizing, One Flat Thing, reproduced follows a cueing system that unfolds in a rapidly shifting network of relationships. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the music does not direct the piece; the dancers direct the piece. Time is organized as dancers give and receive cues, collectively determining the flow of the dance.

Unpacking One Flat Thing, reproduced

Watching a complicated ballet without any prior knowledge can feel like watching the season finale of a TV show without having seen a single episode, or beginning a novel by reading the final chapter.

One Flat Thing, reproduced is a complicated dance, so consider this blog as your road map […]

A message from Peter Boal on DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

With each Pacific Northwest Ballet production, Artistic Director Peter Boal creates a Director’s Notebook. We’re inspired today to bring you his latest editorial for DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, opening March 17.

Even though I try to steer clear of politics and a few other subjects because of divisiveness, in November of 2008, […]

NYC Tour: Contemporary Innovators

Blog by PNB Dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I know I am biased, but PNB knocked New York’s socks off the last two days with the Balanchine ProgramHowever, they don’t know what is coming their way with the next program – Contemporary Innovators.

On the Program —

NYC Tour: Day 1 Rehearsals

Yesterday (Tuesday) was our one-and-only full rehearsal day before our four-days of consecutive Dress Rehearsals & Performances coming up. Company dancers warmed-up and rehearsed in the beautiful City Center Studio 4. My schedule for yesterday was as follows:

  •  12-1:15a Warm-up class with PNB Ballet Master, Otto Neubert at City Center
  • 1:35-4:30 Rehearsals for the […]
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