Rep 4: Boundless Artistic Director’s Notes

Rep 4: Boundless Artistic Director’s Notes

Ever wonder about the timeline for creating a new ballet? Famously Jerome Robbins took two years to choreograph Dances at a Gathering. George Balanchine believed in one minute of choreography for every hour in the studio, cranking brilliant works out in days and weeks. As you might imagine, […]

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Soloist Ezra Thomson on Why New Works Matter

PNB soloist Ezra Thomson is no stranger to New Works. His resume includes originating roles in works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Edwaard Liang, Robin Mineko Williams, Donald Byrd, several current PNB dancers and more. For BOUNDLESS, he’s taking on the role of stager for Jessica Lang’s Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. So we got his perspective on New Works, PNB, and the upcoming Rep IV.

Building a World Premiere with Jessica Lang

PNB is performing a world premiere at BOUNDLESS choreographed by audience favorite Jessica Lang: Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. We asked her about choreography, costumes, music, and all the elements that make a PNB world premiere possible.

Announcing our 2022/23 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for PNB’s 50th Anniversary Season, running from September 2022 through June 2023. Highlights include six world premieres, a major PNB premiere from Crystal Pite, and story ballets Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as works by George Balanchine, Edwaard Liang, Penny Saunders, and PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell.

Promotions: Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Miles Pertl, & Elle Macy

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to be able to promote three dancers in our company this evening.” Prior to the curtain going up for BEYOND BALLET, its second season repertory program, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal announced to the audience that Soloist Elle Macy has been promoted to a Principal dancer, […]

Executive Director’s Notes – Beyond Ballet

Dear Friends,

Thank you for joining us today at McCaw Hall or from your digital viewing space—wherever that may be! It is difficult to describe the elation we all felt at being back onstage in September, after a 19-month hiatus. And we didn’t fully anticipate how excited YOU would be; […]

Artistic Director’s Notes – Beyond Ballet

It happened. On September 22, the curtain rose, the orchestra played, bejeweled costumes caught the light, and dancers floated. It was exactly as we had witnessed countless times before, and yet, it felt like the first time. After the very real threat of losing something we loved, PNB’s return to live performance seemed […]

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 […]

Director’s Notebook: Peter Boal’s Rep II Letter

We are all keenly aware we are living through an unprecedented and historic time. Yes, I’m referring to a national reckoning on social and racial injustice, a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, stark political division, surging unemployment, the calamitous effects of climate change, and let’s not forget those murder hornets who seem to be […]

Rep 1 Casting and Program Notes

Dances at a Gathering
Opening Solo


Music: Frederic Chopin (Mazurka, Op. 63, no. 3. 1846)
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Staging: Philip Neal & Jenifer Ringer
Costume Design: Joe Eula
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Randall G. Chiarelli


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