She’s Like Superwoman: Sarah Pasch on Working with Twyla Tharp

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with a dance legend like Twyla Tharp? PNB corps de ballet dancer Sarah Pasch recently had that opportunity and has all good things to say.

Judith May Austin: This piece, Waiting at the Station, is your first time working with Twyla?

Custom Playlist: Toussaint & Friends

Twyla Tharp arrived in Seattle last weekend and started working with the Company on her latest ballet, Waiting at the Station, first thing Monday morning. The work is set in New Orleans to a score by the legendary musician, and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Allen Toussaint. To be honest, the sounds and energy […]

Italy Tour: Benjamin Griffiths on Opening Night

Today was the first day that I was able to sleep in! I didn’t wake up until my alarm went off at 9:30. After breakfast, Jonathan, Kiyon, and I ventured to the laundromat with our significant others. The laundromat was easy to figure out, and we met a lot of colorful Italians while waiting for […]

2012-07-07T15:08:00-07:00July 7th, 2012|Categories: Dancers, Life at PNB, Performances|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

Choreographer Victor Quijada on Creating a World Premiere for NEW WORKS at PNB

PNB: Your company in Montreal is called RUBBERBANDance Group. Where did that name come from?

VQ: Partly an identity of a time back when I was in Los Angeles dancing in ciphers, in underground hip-hop spots. That’s part of it. And then […]

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Afternoon Ball, Waterbaby Bagatelles, Nine Sinatra Songs

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Afternoon Ball, Waterbaby Bagatelles, Nine Sinatra Songs

My daughter, Sarah, is part of a very chatty carpool to and from ballet classes. According to one mom, the girls were discussing the foot pains that serious ballet students have to endure. (They were nine at the time.) Swapping stories, Sarah chimed in, […]

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