Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents AIR TWYLA, 9/27
$15 TICKETS FOR AGE 25 & UNDER
All Thursday and Friday performances: September 27, October 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm
One ticket for $15 and two for $25 for patrons 25 years and younger! To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424or visit 301 Mercer Street. This offer is good for September 27, October 3 and 4 performances only. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid I.D. upon ticket retrieval.
PNB is a proud participant of the Teen Tix arts access program. Teen Tix members 13 to 19 years old can purchase tickets to PNB performances and other music, dance, theater and arts events for only $5. To join Teen Tix or view a list of participating organizations, visit teentix.org.
STUDENT AND SENIOR RUSH TICKETS
Half-price rush tickets for students and senior citizens (65+) may be purchased in-person with valid ID, beginning 90 minutes prior to show time at the McCaw Hall box office. Subject to availability.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 160 works, 129 dances, 12 television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows, and two figure-skating routines. She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President's Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. Her many grants include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 1965 Ms. Tharp founded her dance company, Twyla Tharp Dance. Her dances are known for their creativity, wit and technical precision coupled with a streetwise nonchalance. By combining different forms of movement - such as jazz, ballet, boxing and inventions of her own making - Ms. Tharp's work expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dancer. In addition to choreographing for her own company, she has created dances for Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Martha Graham Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, PNB, Atlanta Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Ms. Tharp's work first appeared on Broadway in 1980 with When We Were Very Young, followed by her collaboration with David Byrne on The Catherine Wheel and later by Singin' in the Rain. In 2002, Ms. Tharp's dance musical Movin' Out, set to the music and lyrics of Billy Joel, ran for three years and then toured nationally for three years. For Movin' Out Ms. Tharp received the 2003 Tony Award, the 2003 Astaire Award, the Drama League Award for Sustained Achievement in Musical Theater; and both the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography. For the London production Ms. Tharp won Best Choreography (Musical Theatre) Award of the UK's Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2006. Ms. Tharp later worked with Bob Dylan's music and lyrics inThe Times They Are A-Changin, and Come Fly Away, set to songs by Frank Sinatra.
In film Ms. Tharp has collaborated with director Milos Forman on Hair, Ragtime, and Amadeus, with Taylor Hackford on White Nightsand with James Brooks on I'll Do Anything. Her television credits include choreographing Sue's Leg for the inaugural episode of PBS' "Dance In America," co-producing and directing "Making Television Dance," which won the Chicago International Film Festival Award; and directing "The Catherine Wheel" for BBC Television. Ms. Tharp co-directed the television special "Baryshnikov by Tharp," which won two Emmy Awards as well as the Director's Guild of America Award for Outstanding Director Achievement.
In 1992 Ms. Tharp wrote her autobiography Push Comes to Shove. She went on to write The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life, followed by The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together both of which were published by Simon and Schuster. Today, Ms. Tharp continues to create. For more information, visit twylatharp.org.
Allen Toussaint (Composer, Waiting at the Station) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B. Mr. Toussaint has crossed many paths in his illustrious 40+ year music career. He has produced, written for, arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with such musical giants as The Judds, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, The (original) Meters, Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Devo, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis, Eric Gale and countless others.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and, in 2009, the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011, and the Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2012.. Mr. Toussaint was also awarded the Grand Prix from France's Academia du Jazz, making him the first non-traditional jazz artist to be awarded such an honour. The honors have not slowed down in 2013, with Mr. Toussaint receiving an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from Tulane University along with Dr. John, Natasha Trethewey and his Holiness, the Dali Lama.
Santo Loquasto (Set and Costume Designer, Waiting at the Station) is a designer for dance, theatre, and film. Twyla Tharp's Push Comes to Shove marked the beginning of his relationship with American Ballet Theatre. For his work with ABT he has also collaborated with choreographers Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kenneth MacMillan, Agnes de Mille, and Mark Morris. As designer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company he has designed such works as Speaking in Tongues, Spindrift, Company B, and Funny Papers. His design work has also been seen at the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, San Francisco Ballet, and the Hubbard Street Dance Company.
In 1989, Mr. Loquasto won both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for his set design of the New York Shakespeare Festival's Cafe Crown, and, in 1990, he again won both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for his costume design for Grand Hotel. He received his first Tony in 1977 for costume designs for The Cherry Orchard. For other work in the theatre, he has received an Obie, the Joseph Maharam Award, and both Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desks awards. Other productions for which his set designs have received Tony nominations are That Championship Season, What the Wine-Sellers Buy, The Cherry Orchard, American Buffalo, The Suicide, Long Day's Journey Into Night and Glengarry Glen Ross. For film, Loquasto has received Academy Award nominations for his production design for Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and Radio Days, and for his costume design for Allen's Zelig. Other film credits include Desperately Seeking Susan, Big, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Husbands and Wives.
Sascha Radetsky (Guest Artist, Brief Fling evening performances, September 27 and 28) began his ballet studies in the San Francisco Bay Area with Damara Bennett and Ayako Takahashi. At the age of 15, he was invited to study at the Bolshoi Academy under world-renowned men's teacher Pytor Pestov. After a year in Russia, he studied on scholarship at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D. C. under Rudolph Kharatian and Andrei Garbouz. He toured with the Kirov Ballet throughout the United States and internationally. He also studied on scholarship at the summer programs of the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre's School of Classical Ballet with Mikhail Baryshnikov, the San Francisco Ballet School and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Vail, Colorado. Radetsky joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 1995, became a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and a Soloist in 2003. Radetsky has danced the works of acclaimed choreographers such as George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Twyla Tharp, Antony Tudor, John Cranko, Agnes de Mille, Jorma Elo, Jerome Robbins, Ann Reinking, Christopher Wheeldon and Jiri Kylian. He has been a frequent guest performer and teacher with ballet companies across the United States and abroad. In 2000, Radetsky starred in the movie Center Stage as well as in pop singer Mandy Moore's music video "I Wanna Be With You" from the Center Stage soundtrack. He is married to ABT Soloist Stella Abrera.
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Pacifc Northwest Ballet's AIR TWYLA is made possible by presenting sponsor The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The world premiere of Twyla Tharp's Waiting at the Station is generously underwritten by Peter & Peggy Horvitz. Twyla Tharp dedicates Nine Sinatra Songs to Rhoda and Jerry Oster. PNB performances acknowledge, with appreciation, Sinatra Enterprises and The Frank Sinatra Foundation. Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 Season is proudly sponsored by ArtsFund and Microsoft Corporation. The season is also sponsored in part by 4Culture, and Office of Arts & Culture Seattle. Media sponsors are The Seattle Times and KOMO 4.
Schedule and programming subject to change. For further information, please visit www.pnb.org.