Welcome to the first repertory program of PNB's 51st season, and the beginning of the fall arts season in Seattle. Like the start of a new school year, this phase of our season is full of promise, some uncertainty (we love snow, for example, but not so much during The Nutcracker...), and excitement around anticipated moments ahead. Like many of you, I can't wait to see the return of Crystal Pite's The Seasons' Canon, Donald Byrd's Love and Loss, and Kent Stowell's mesmerizing Swan Lake, among others.
PNB is also a culture of creativity with dancers, musicians, designers, and choreographers working to offer fresh takes on dance. Watch for a season filled with new creations and new ideas. So much of this happens beyond the mainstage.
Artistic Director’s Notebook: Petite Mort, Sechs Tänze, Forgotten Land, Emergence
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 […]
The rehearsal period for Director’s Choice has definitely been busy. Each ballet on the program attacks our medium from a different angle. This has made the process both grueling and immensely satisfying.
It has been really fun revisiting Mopey […]
Lindsi Dec on Petite Mort, The Seasons, and West Side Story Suite
I have been so excited for this rep! It’s so versatile with a combination of elegant, contemporary, innovative, and captivating ballets. There is something about being able to experience four completely different ballets that is just so satisfying. It has […]