Artistic Director’s Notebook-Roméo et Juliette

Artistic Director’s Notebook-Roméo et Juliette

The story of Roméo et Juliette offers many takeaways: humor, drama, tears, and passion, to name a few. From my first read of the play in Mr. Crosby’s seventh-grade classroom to a recent viewing of the new Steven Spielberg film version of West Side Story, I’ve enjoyed a lifetime of […]

ALL PREMIERE fast facts

You might have seen a few rehearsal videos from PNB lately, either in our emails or on our social media accounts. Why’s that?

We’re performing three works that are brand new to the company. It’s a very exciting time, with lots of anticipation for what we’ll see onstage November 2–11.

Photo Retrospective: PNB Celebrates Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura

This spring, Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the conclusion of principal dancer Kaori Nakamura’s brilliant, 17-year career with the Company. Ms. Nakamura will retire from performing in June of 2014 and join PNB School’s distinguished faculty. With over 40 lead roles to her name and guest appearances worldwide, her accomplishments and contributions to the art […]

30 Magical Nutcracker Moments

You already know how this story goes.There’s a sense of anticipation when the lights in the theater go down. A hush comes over the audience and the orchestra tunes their instruments. The conductor walks out and we hear the first few notes of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful score. The curtain goes up and the magic begins…

Director’s Notebook: AIR TWYLA

Twyla Tharp is no ordinary person. One look at her bio and you get that. It’s not just the mountains of awards, medals, prizes, fellowships, and honorary degrees, or the three books, six films, twelve television specials, four Broadway shows, two figure skating routines, dozens of A-list collaborators, or the 129 dances she’s […]

Italy Tour: Benjamin Griffiths preparing for Opening Night

My third day in Spoleto had a lazy start, as company class did not start until 2:00. I wanted to make sure that my body was rested before the day’s rehearsals after all the walking we did yesterday in Assisi. At 1:15 the dancers gathered to make the trek up to Teatro Nuovo once again. Once […]

2012-07-06T16:03:00-07:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Dancers, Life at PNB|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reviews: Wild for Wheeldon

“In the past twenty years, only one ballet choreographer has emerged whose work has set off widespread, international excitement: Christopher Wheeldon.” —The New Yorker

“Wheeldon [is] regarded as one of the hottest classical choreographers of his generation…His work has a uniquely transatlantic quality: romantic and unsettling, lush and cerebral, modern […]

2011-09-02T20:30:00-07:00September 2nd, 2011|Categories: Choreographers, Performances|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 […]

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