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 […]

Assistant to the Choreographer: A New Role for PNB soloist Kiyon Gaines

Soloist Kiyon Ross is well-known to PNB audiences as an outstanding performer and accomplished choreographer. Recently, he’s taken on a new role assisting choreographer Twyla Tharp in creating her latest work, Waiting at the Station. I sat down with him last week to discuss how he fits in to her the process of […]

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 […]

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