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 […]

Are you ready for the NYC tour? PNB is!

Blog by PNB dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I am thrilled to introduce myself as both a new PNB Company dancer and PNB blog writer. Our first journey together will be PNB’s upcoming tour to my hometown New York City next week!

To start, I’m Cecilia Iliesiu. A […]

PNB Says Farewell to Brittany Reid

Swan Lake marks Company member Brittany Reid’s final performances with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Reid is from Huntington Beach, California, and trained at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. 

In her farewell, […]

Special Edition: Artistic Director Peter Boal on Emergence

I expect there will be a great deal of discussion about Crystal Pite’s Emergence this week, and I thought I might kick it off by offering my perspective on the work. Not since programming William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced, have I seen such a polarizing and thought-provoking piece.

Queen Bee: 5 Things We Love About Crystal Pite (& You Will Too)

Forty-two year old Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is in Seattle this week. Her own company, Kidd Pivot, is already a favorite of On the Boards audiences. But, this time around, she’s in town to set her ballet Emergence on PNB dancers. Originally created for The National Ballet of Canada, this work has […]

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Director’s Notebook: KYLIAN + PITE

In April of 2011, I had the pleasure of traveling to Den Hague in the Netherlands to meet with one of the greatest choreographers of our time, Jiri Kylian. Jiri doesn’t travel far from home, so I went to him. I was there to request permission for PNB to perform the program you […]

Choreographer’s Notebook: Crystal Pite on Creating Emergence

“Even the most optimistic champions of self-organization feel a little wary about the lack of control in such a process. But understanding emergence has always been about giving up control, letting the system govern itself as much as possible, letting it learn from the footprints.”

Steven Johnson

“The […]

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