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.
Are you interested in several repertoires in PNB's next season but aren't sure if subscribing is right for you? This blog post answers the most common questions about subscriptions, like "Are subscriptions affordable?" or "What if I have to miss a show?"
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Turning 50 never felt so good. PNB’s celebratory season has brought us so many treasured moments, with a few more just around the corner. What is your 50th anniversary highlight?
There’s something about George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With fairies, fireflies, Bottom, and Puck, playwright William Shakespeare and choreographer George Balanchine offer us a winning combination of joy, laughter, and ebullience.
Celebrating 38 years of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Pacific Northwest Ballet
In just a few short weeks, the bright, staccato strings and the playful, blustering brass of Felix Mendelssohn’s Op. 21, the overture of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will fill McCaw Hall. Mendelssohn was just 17 when he wrote this famous overture. He went on to live a bustling life full of creating and performing music. Eduard Devrient described Mendelssohn as “always bubbling over like champagne in a small glass.” Read on to learn more about this man, who was just as vivacious as his compositions.
Announcing PNB’s 2023/2024 Season
Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for PNB’s 51st anniversary, running from September 2023 through June 2024. Highlights include the return of Kent Stowell’s iconic Swan Lake, the comedic Coppélia, and Crystal Pite’s stunning The Seasons’ Canon. Also in the line-up are previous PNB crowd-pleasers […]
Director’s Notebook: Black on Black on Black, Wonderland, Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee
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 […]