Winter Star, a spectacular work of art from Chihuly’s popular Chandelier series, makes a stunning addition to the famed snow scene.
With summer course auditions just around the corner, we asked three students from 2017’s summer course to give advice on how to prepare yourself for the intensive training and how to get the most out of your summer course experience.
Below are excerpts from a conversation with Charlotte Sanford (age 13) […]
On opening night of each repertory production, Artistic Director Peter Boal sends a note to PNB staff with a few bullet points about the show. Secrets are revealed, names are dropped, and questions are answered! We look forward to these behind-the-scenes notes as each production comes around the corner.
PICTURES AT […]
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION is a program of three PNB premieres: George Balanchine’s La Source, Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer, and Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Read on for PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal’s notes on the program, including his role as a stager for two of the pieces.
Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer follows one main character, “the dreamer,” through a night of sleep. An ethereal romantic interaction crescendos into a fevered dream, then peacefully fades. Opus 19’s hectic and passionate score, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, completes the dream’s obscurity with three movements of frenzied violin.
Warning: Contains spoilers!
The story of Romeo and Juliet never gets old. Perhaps that’s why West Side Story, the Broadway musical about star-crossed lovers first performed in 1957, still feels poignant 60 years later.
“As powerful and relevant as the theme was in Shakespeare’s time […]
I don’t recall exactly what made me decide to purchase a ticket to one of PNB’s Friday Night Previews but what I do remember is how it made me feel. While it was a brilliant experience to watch professional dancers for the first […]
When I moved to Seattle in 1979, I left my close-knit biological family thousands of miles behind in Detroit. That was intentional. I needed space to figure out who I was, separate from […]
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, […]
A loving spirit returns to console wounded hearts and confront conceit in Cendrillon, a Cinderella love story from the creators of Roméo et Juliette. Find out more about this PNB premiere and get tickets now! Cendrillon is on stage at McCaw Hall February 3 through 12.