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The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents GISELLE, Now thru 6/8

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents GISELLE, Now thru 6/8

A Romantic era masterpiece, Giselle tells the story of a young woman seduced and betrayed by a nobleman. Dying of a broken heart, she joins the ranks of the supernatural Wilis-a sisterhood of female spirits scorned before their wedding day and doomed to rise from the grave, taking their revenge for eternity. Peter Boal's radiant reconstruction of Giselle drew international accolades when it premiered at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2011. PNB's production marked the first time an American ballet company had based a production on Stepanov notation as well as the first use in modern times of the rare French sources for Giselle. Now, to close PNB's 2013-2014 season, Giselle reappears newly adorned in luxurious 19th century costumes and scenery, conceived and designed by Jérôme Kaplan (Don Quixote, Roméo et Juliette). Giselle runs for eight performances only, today, May 30 through June 8 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at online at PNB.org.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($28-$174 advance) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

  • Phone - 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
  • In Person - 301 Mercer Street, Seattle (Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
  • Online - PNB.org (24/7)

Tickets are also available (subject to availability) 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall, located at 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

STUDIO PRESENTATION: Reviving Giselle

Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Peter Boal's staging of the iconic Romantic-era ballet Giselle garnered international attention and acclaim when it premiered in June 2011. In this studio coaching session, explore the rich characterizations of Giselle, Albrecht, and Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis) that have developed from a combination of French and Russian sources, utilized by Mr. Boal and his team of dance historians, and the wealth of Giselle tradition. Tickets are $25 ($20 for PNB subscribers) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.

FRIDAY PREVIEWS

Friday, May 16, 6:00 pm

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle

Join us for an hour-long preview led by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring Company dancers rehearsing excerpts fromGiselle. PNB's popular Friday Previews offer an up-close view of the Company preparing to put dance on stage. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office. (These events usually sell out in advance.) Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.

SEMINAR: Giselle: New Designs for PNB's Stellar Production

Saturday, May 17, 3:00 pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Peter Boal has commissioned Jérôme Kaplan (Roméo et Juliette, Don Quixote) to design new sets and costumes to complement PNB's unique staging of Giselle. Hear from Boal and Kaplan and PNB's team of artists about the process of designing and building the scenery and costumes for this historically-informed production, while viewing a selection of sketches, fabric swatches, costumes, scenic models, and props. Tickets are $25 ($20 for PNB subscribers) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.


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