Bring the stories of the ballets alive.

The Story of Giselle-Act 2

The curtain opens in a dark and gloomy forest on the banks of a pond. Giselle’s tombstone can be seen at the left; the bluish gleam of the moon gives a cold and misty appearance to the scene. Several gamekeepers arrive, hoping to set up an observation post, but Hilarion warns them away: […]

The Story of Giselle-Act 1

As the curtain rises on a picturesque scene in a small German village, vinegatherers depart for the harvest. Hilarion the gamekeeper arrives, hoping to see the lovely Giselle. He hides when his rival Albrecht—really a Duke disguised as a peasant named Loys—emerges from his cottage, with his squire Wilfride. Wilfride begs his master […]

Tell The Tale: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ACT I – A forest near Athens, one Midsummer eve

The First Act takes place in a forest near the duke’s palace. Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Titania, his queen, quarrel over the Indian child they both want. Oberon orders Puck to bring the flower pierced by Cupid’s arrow (which […]

Tell the Tale: The Sleeping Beauty

Each moment of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty faithfully portrays the beloved fairy tale with grand classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s treasured music, magnificent sets, and exquisite costumes. Delivering this February’s most perfect Valentine, The Sleeping Beauty at PNB promises a complete happily-ever-after experience for all ages.

Prologue – The Christening
In the fairytale […]

2014-01-17T23:16:00-08:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Director’s Notebook: Carousel (A Dance)

Music: Richard Rodgers (“Carousel Waltz” and “If I Loved You” from Carousel, 1945), arranged and orchestrated by William David Brohn
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Staging: Jackie Barrett; Damian Smith
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley
PREMIERE: November 26, 2002; New York City […]

2011-08-30T21:56:00-07:00August 30th, 2011|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: |0 Comments
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