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Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and corps de ballet dancer Jessika Anspach have announced that Ms. Anspach will retire at the end of PNB's 2015-2016 season. A true “PNB baby,” Ms. Anspach literally grew up dancing at PNB over 26 years, first in classes at PNB School and then wi... (more...)
BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offered a Forsythe-Infused Triple Bill at New York City Center BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offered a Forsythe-Infused Triple Bill at New York City Center
by Sondra Forsyth - February 29, 2016

Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet under the artistic direction of Peter Boal returned to New York City Center in February 2016 with an "All Balanchine" program on the 24th and 25th followed by a triple bill, "Contemporary Innovations", on the 26th and 27th. The latter, which I saw on the 26th, feat... (more...)
Pacific Ballet Presents ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Contemporary Ballet, 2/5 Pacific Ballet Presents ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Contemporary Ballet, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Pacific Ballet presents ROMEO ET JULIETTE, a contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Music by Sergei Prokofiev (Op. 64, 1935-36).... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Announces Retirement Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2015

SEATTLE, WA, November 17, 2015 — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Maria Chapman have announced that Ms. Chapman has decided to retire. Ms. Chapman joined PNB as an apprentice in 1995 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 1996, soloist in 2005, and principal... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its 2015-2016 season with SEE THE MUSIC, a terrific triple-bill of repertory works. After an eight-year hiatus, PNB welcomes the return of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, choreographed by the ballet master at the age of 25 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/27 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – A new/old holiday tradition comes to Seattle! Pacific Northwest Ballet is excited to premiere the centerpiece of its 2015/2016 season, a sparkling new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker featuring eye-popping colorful sets and costumes designed by author/illustrator Ian Fa... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present EMERGENCE as Part of Dance Festival, 11/6 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present EMERGENCE as Part of Dance Festival, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – For the second program of its 43rd season, Pacific Northwest Ballet provides a crystal-ball look at the next generation of dance makers with EMERGENCE, a program of four contemporary works. PNB audiences have been counting the days until they could see Crystal Pite's Emergence again, a... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Offer SEE THE MUSIC with Performances, Events & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its 2015-2016 season with SEE THE MUSIC, a terrific triple-bill of repertory works. After an eight-year hiatus, PNB welcomes the return of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, choreographed by the ballet master at the age of 25 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming Season Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2015

43rd season to feature the return of audience favorites Emergence, Roméo et Juliette, and Coppélia. Other highlights include works by Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp, and PNB premieres by Alejandro Cerrudo, Jessica Lang and Justin Peck. The line-up also includes the PNB premier... (more...)
The Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream the SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE, 6/7 The Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream the SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The curtain comes down on Pacific Northwest Ballet's 42nd season with its annual Season Encore Performance, a crowd-pleasing reprise of some of PNB's greatest hits.  An evening of thrilling selections and inspired performances, the program will feature PNB's entire Company, along with the mighty PNB... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Finishes Season with CARMINA BURANA Tonight Pacific Northwest Ballet Finishes Season with CARMINA BURANA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – PNB closes its 2014-2015 season with CARMINA BURANA, a dynamic duo of repertory works. Set to Shostakovich's galvanic score, Alexei Ratmansky's crowd-pleasing Concerto DSCH, an “endlessly suspenseful construction [with] passages of breathtaking dance brilliance” (New York Times) dazzle... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Finish Season with CARMINA BURANA, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – PNB closes its 2014-2015 season with CARMINA BURANA, a dynamic duo of repertory works. Set to Shostakovich's galvanic score, Alexei Ratmansky's crowd-pleasing Concerto DSCH, an “endlessly suspenseful construction [with] passages of breathtaking dance brilliance” (New York Times) dazzle... (more...)
Seattle International Dance Festival Announces Extension, Thru 6/27 Seattle International Dance Festival Announces Extension, Thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – The 10th Annual Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), expands to a 16 day dance extravaganza. From June 12-27, 2015 the vibrant and thriving South Lake Union comes alive as dozens of indoor and outdoor performances by more than 200 international artists take over the neighborhoo... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE Tonight Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptu... (more...)
PNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces Retirement PNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Brittany Reid has announced she will be retiring at the end of the run of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake (April 10 - 19), following a 15-year career with PNB.... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptu... (more...)
Choreographer William Forsythe Holds Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet Tonight Choreographer William Forsythe Holds Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Legendary choreographer William Forsythe will join Pacific Northwest Ballet on stage for a special lecture-demonstration on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his work. The evening will feature a candid interview of Mr. Forsythe by PNB artistic director Peter Boa... (more...)
Choreographer William Forsythe to Hold Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Today Choreographer William Forsythe to Hold Lecture with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Today
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

SEATTLE, WA – Legendary choreographer William Forsythe will join Pacific Northwest Ballet on stage for a special lecture-demonstration on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his work. The evening will feature a candid interview of Mr. Forsythe by PNB artistic director Peter Boa... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2015-2016 Season, Which Features EMERGENCE, ROMEO ET JULIETTE Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2015-2016 Season, Which Features EMERGENCE, ROMEO ET JULIETTE
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2015

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced to subscribers the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2015-2016 season. Highlights include a program devoted to the work of American master choreographers George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp; the return of popular works by Balanchine (The... (more...)
Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. ... (more...)
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/28 Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2014

SEATTLE, WA -For over thirty years, family and friends have shared the wonder and beauty of the holidays with PNB's world-famous Nutcracker. Created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, PNB's one-of-a-kind Nutcracker has been dazzling North... (more...)
The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 11/16 The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2014-2015season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects two PNB premieres paired with stunning repertory works in this absorbing mixed-bill. Opening the program, David Dawson's breath-taking, hyper-extended A Million Kisses to my ... (more...)
Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22 Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse on Nov. 21 and 22. ... (more...)
The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 11/7-16 The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2014-2015season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects two PNB premieres paired with stunning repertory works in this absorbing mixed-bill. Opening the program, David Dawson's breath-taking, hyper-extended A Million Kisses to my ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offers NYC Dancegoers a Last Chance to See the Exquisite Carla Körbes BWW Reviews: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Offers NYC Dancegoers a Last Chance to See the Exquisite Carla Körbes
by Sondra Forsyth - October 13, 2014

Far and away the highlight on opening night of the Pacific Northwest Ballet's five-day return engagement at NYC's Joyce on October 8th 2014 was the soul-stirring and remarkably supple performance by Carla Korbes. The ballerina, who will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 season, is a mere 33 years o... (more...)



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