Crystal Pite’s The Seasons’ Canon by the Numbers

Crystal’s remarkable ability to evocatively move large groups of dancers through space is on full display in The Seasons’ Canon. Set by stager Eric Beauchesne, the cast of 54 move as one entity through ensemble dances, solos, and duets that all feel trailblazing.

2022-11-02T12:45:50-07:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Crystal Pite’s The Seasons’ Canon by the Numbers

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Duo Concertant, Catching Feelings, The Seasons’ Canon

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Duo Concertant, Catching Feelings, The Seasons’ Canon

The three works presented in this program span the same lifetime as our Company. George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, one of 34 offerings in a landmark […]

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Duo Concertant, Catching Feelings, The Seasons’ Canon

The three works presented in this program span the same lifetime as our Company. George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, one of 34 offerings in a landmark […]

2023-09-26T12:59:22-07:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Artistic Director’s Notebook: Duo Concertant, Catching Feelings, The Seasons’ Canon

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Hollywood

By Jackson Cooper

Film Noir is one of Hollywood’s most inventive artistic movements. Beginning in the 1940s, a number of screenplays in Hollywood moved away from the escapist fantasies of the Great Depression towards a more realistic, darker view of the world. These stories were inspired by the hardboiled crime […]

2022-03-23T13:24:27-07:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Film Noir: The Dark Side of Hollywood

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Before I Was, Caught, Plot Point, The Times Are Racing

Artistic Director’s Notes: Before I Was, Caught, Plot Point, The Times Are Racing

The words “ballet” and “gender-fluid” don’t often appear in the same sentence. In ballet’s early years at the court of Louis XIV, men danced in roles depicting women, but by the 20th century, gender entrenchment had set in. Princes […]

2023-09-26T13:11:35-07:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Artistic Director’s Notebook: Before I Was, Caught, Plot Point, The Times Are Racing

Announcing Our 2021-2022 Season

Following a year that nobody wants to revisit anytime soon, Artistic Director Peter Boal has optimistically announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 49th season, running from September 2021 to June 2022. A love letter to PNB’s loyal fans, highlights of PNB’s return to the McCaw Hall stage include full-evening programs devoted to […]

Start spreading the news…PNB is going to New York!

The Joyce Theater Foundation presents Pacific Northwest Ballet in two mixed-repertory programs at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater June 23-28, 2020. All performances will be accompanied by the PNB Orchestra.

“I have long […]

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 […]

A Performer’s Parisian Perspective

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Dancer Steven Loch on PNB’s Paris Tour

Paris…I just performed in Paris…PARIS! Just writing it down seems surreal. Performing in the place where ballet itself was started feels like the pinnacle of a ballet career. I just knew PNB’s […]

Bringing Screenplays to Life: Q&A with Crystal Pite

GETTING TO KNOW: CRYSTAL PITE

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Crystal Pite © Michael Slobodian

Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. She made her professional choreographic debut in 1990 with […]

2017-10-27T00:02:23-07:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Choreographers, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Bringing Screenplays to Life: Q&A with Crystal Pite

What it takes to be Crystal Pite

Let’s just soak in the genius of Crystal Pite for a moment.

You’ve probably heard us gushing about this groundbreaking choreographer ever since we first staged Emergence in 2013 (and again now that we’re putting on the American premiere of her piece Plot Point). It’s for good […]

2017-10-19T23:16:56-07:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Choreographers, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What it takes to be Crystal Pite
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