Story Ballets in PNB’s History

Story Ballets in PNB’s History

Stories are the bridge between the public and the art form. We can’t get them to watch The Four Temperaments until we get them on that bridge. And I can do those stories in ways that haven’t been done before.

Kent Stowell in Mindy […]

A peek behind the scenes with Paul Gibson

by Sarah Ricard Orza

When Kent Stowell and Francia Russell offered principal dancer Paul Gibson the position of Assistant Ballet Master during their last year as artistic directors of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul’s answer was a no-brainer. A self-motivator and perfectionist from a young age, he was well aware that […]

2013-03-12T22:08:00-07:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Choreographers, Performances|Tags: , |1 Comment

Director’s Notebook: Peter Boal on Apollo & Carmina Burana

George Balanchine rarely spoke about his ballets or the process of making them. Didn't the ballets speak for themselves and, besides, aren't the critics always offering their analysis of what the artist was thinking? He made an exception for Apollo, though, calling Stravinsky's score "a turning point in my life. It seemed to tell me that I could dare not to use everything—that I, too, could eliminate."

PNB Orchestra: Notes from Tom Dziekonski, Violinist

I’m Tom Dziekonski, a violinist in the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. For Nutcracker, I’m the person that decorates the pit with the wacky lights and who writes the orchestral gags for the “nutty” show on Christmas Eve. (The Pink Panther outfit you may have seen during the midnight chime I got from London.)

2011-12-21T01:06:00-08:00December 21st, 2011|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fun Facts about PNB’s Cinderella

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cinderella premiered in May, 1994 and the Company has toured the production to California, Arizona, and Edmonton and Calgary, Canada. It was last performed in Seattle in 2002 at the Mercer Arts Arena.

PNB Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Kent Stowell began work on Cinderella in […]

2011-01-20T21:46:00-08:00January 20th, 2011|Categories: Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , |1 Comment

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sendak & Stowell Nutcracker

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sendak & Stowell Nutcracker

After being deposed as Prince from New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker, which happens after you reach 5′ tall, I remained part of the production. I became the “bed boy.” The “bed boy” is given a set of knee pads and a few sketchy instructions before he climbs underneath […]

Go to Top