Epic Proportions at PNB’s Director’s Choice

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Sarah Ricard Orza with company dancers in Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky. Photo © Angela Sterling.

David Dawson’s Empire Noir boldly opened PNB’s 2016-17 Director’s Choice, the curtain rising on ten dancers in front of John [...]

Ate9: Calling Gaga from Seattle

Photo by Cheryl Mann Productions.

When Gaga is done well, each movement is embodied with such focused intention, it has it’s own economy. We value [...]

Thoughtful Virtuosity in Dance Theatre of Harlem

Artists Emiko Flanagan, Ingrid Silva, and Jenelle Figgins. Photo credit Rachel Neville.

“I THINK” These letters were stitched onto Dance Theatre of Harlem’s costumes in the final piece of Saturday’s performance and [...]

Mr. Gaga: A Moving Portrait

Still from Mr. Gaga, film by the Heymann Brothers.

“This is a blessing for a dancer… to be part of a process that will change the world of dance.” [...]

Transportive Storytelling in Flew Like Clouds

Wade Madsen in Flew Like Clouds. Photo by Tim Summers.

What was it like to be in your body this morning? What was it like to be in your body [...]

Five New Offerings in DUST

Olivia Fauver and Stacy Brenner in Ashleigh Miller's Fragments and Broken Pieces from Brain Is A Radio. Photo by Jazzy Photo.

Every artist begins a work with a series of ideas. While sometimes it is the desire that a work comes [...]

Nomads: Not all who wander are lost

Photo by Serge Gubelman.

At a time when thousands of refugees fill our media and our minds with grim images, it’s a challenge to [...]

Gilded Magic in PNB’s Cendrillon

The Fairy (guest artist April Ball) and the Prince (Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer James Moore). Photo © Angela Sterling.

“Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney.” So begins Artistic Director Peter Boal’s “Director’s Notebook” for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production [...]

Group Dynamics in Whim’s Sensation

Tori Peil in Olivier Wever's Catch and Release. Photo by Bamberg Fine Art.

It was January 20, 2017. While the mood on the streets may have been somber, inside the packed Cornish Playhouse, [...]

Giselle Deconstruct: A Survival Story

Photo by Tim Summers.

What is romantic about madness, grief, anxiety, and suicide? Nothing, Veronika Lee-Baik communicates with Giselle Deconstruct, an evening-length work which [...]

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