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 [...]

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 [...]

Land of the Sweets: A Burlesque Tradition

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Attention readers: To all those tired of the Nutcracker—whether that’s performing the Nutcracker, watching the Nutcracker, or feeling weary from [...]

The Nutcracker: A History

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, a Verlaine and McCann Presents production. Photo by POC Photos.

The Nutcracker is the Shmoo of ballets. If you’re under 50, you’ll probably have to look up cartoonist Al Capp’s [...]

Jessica Lang Dance: Catch It Where You Can

Tesseracts of Time by Jessica Lang Dance Co. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

While still a young company in its fifth year, Jessica Lang Dance, on tour in Seattle this November, displayed a [...]

Shining Success at Sculptured Dance

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On a warm and sunny late afternoon, Olympic Sculpture Park was packed in a way I have never seen it [...]

Book and Event: Marcie Sillman and Jonathan Porretta

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Celebrated dance journalist Marcie Sillman has recently completed her book, Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance, which features the [...]

Sculptured Dance brings PNB to the Park

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Seattleites love getting outside during those few summer months when the sun shines. There are outdoor concerts, festivals, movie screenings, [...]

PNB’s American Stories Enthrall

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer James Moore with company dancers in Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station, Photo © Angela Sterling.

American Stories is Pacific Northwest Ballet’s endeavor to depict what it is to be American. Performed at McCaw Hall June [...]

Transitions Ahead for SeattleDances

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As you may have guessed from our recent survey, changes are in store for SeattleDances. While change is exciting, it [...]

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