Artistic Director’s Notebook: Mark Morris

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Mark Morris

March 18–27, 2011
Pacific (Lou Harrison/Mark Morris)
The Piano Dance (Cage, Chopin, Ginastera, Bartok, Ligeti/Paul Gibson)
Place a Chill (Camille Saint-Saëns/Marco Goecke)
Concerto DSCH (Dmitri Shostakovich/Alexei Ratmansky)

Mark Morris was born […]

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance

CONTEMPORARY 4 at Pacific Northwest Ballet March 18-27

Ten works for solo piano by five composers accompany the contrasting dances for four couples in Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance, choreographed for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Although the composers chosen lived during a span covering more […]

Doug Fullington on Reconstructing Giselle

World Premiere, June 3-12, 2011

Peter Boal’s World Premiere staging of Giselle marks the first time an American ballet company has revived a classic based on original material researched by Stepanov notation expert Doug Fullington in collaboration with leading Giselle scholar Marian Smith.

Our work […]

World Premiere by Mopey Choreographer Marco Goecke

Pacific Northwest Ballet unveils two new works with CONTEMPORARY 4, a cutting-edge mixed bill premiering acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, “passages of breathtaking dance brilliance” (New York Times), plus a World Premiere from Germany’s “enfant terrible”, Marco Goecke that […]

2011-02-22T19:05:00-08:00February 22nd, 2011|Categories: Choreographers, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

NEXT STEP: Company Dancers Creating New Works

As many of you know, Pacific Northwest Ballet presents an annual performance that highlights Company dancers choreographing on the young and rising talent in the school. That newly named performance is called Next Step (this performance was previously title Choreographers’ Showcase). What you may not know, however, is that what you see at […]

2011-01-28T21:26:00-08:00January 28th, 2011|Categories: Next Step Choreographers, PNB School|Tags: |0 Comments

Fun Facts about PNB’s Cinderella

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cinderella premiered in May, 1994 and the Company has toured the production to California, Arizona, and Edmonton and Calgary, Canada. It was last performed in Seattle in 2002 at the Mercer Arts Arena.

PNB Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Kent Stowell began work on Cinderella in […]

2011-01-20T21:46:00-08:00January 20th, 2011|Categories: Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , |1 Comment

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sendak & Stowell Nutcracker

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sendak & Stowell Nutcracker

After being deposed as Prince from New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker, which happens after you reach 5′ tall, I remained part of the production. I became the “bed boy.” The “bed boy” is given a set of knee pads and a few sketchy instructions before he climbs underneath […]

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Afternoon Ball, Waterbaby Bagatelles, Nine Sinatra Songs

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Afternoon Ball, Waterbaby Bagatelles, Nine Sinatra Songs

My daughter, Sarah, is part of a very chatty carpool to and from ballet classes. According to one mom, the girls were discussing the foot pains that serious ballet students have to endure. (They were nine at the time.) Swapping stories, Sarah chimed in, […]

Q&A: Jonathan Porretta

Principal Dancer Jonathan Porretta has graced PNB’s stage for twelve seasons, performing in treasured classics and originating roles in new works. Read more about this fascinating performer here.

Why ballet?
I started with ballet/tap and then in my little school in New Jersey, Totowa […]

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