ALL THARP, November 5–14, 2010
Rachel Foster & Kiyon Gaines in Opus 111.
Photo © Angela Sterling.
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents ALL THARP, a striking triple bill expression of the legendary choreographer's renowned creative fluency. Opus 111 and Afternoon Ball, commissioned for PNB just before Tharp received Kennedy Center Honors, enlighten from opposing ends of a thematic spectrum: the first is a joyous, folk-influenced ensemble work and the second, a fearless commentary on urban alienation. Waterbaby Bagatelles' bathing-capped women and bare-chested men frolic in an aqueous glow, swept up by the musical currents of seven short compositions "...idiosyncratic and terrific even by the best Tharp standards...it refreshes simply by washing right over you" (The New York Times).
Reserve your seats today for the holiday magic of Nutcracker
PNB's production is like a living storybook." (Seattlest)
"PNB's Nutcracker is irresistible. Glittering snowflakes drift past a glowing moon, falling onto the upraised arms of earnest young dancers, faces bright with hope." (The Seattle Times)
Created by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and world-famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, this masterful Nutcracker production is like no other in the world. Featuring the live magic of the PNB Orchestra and over 200 roles danced by PNB's professional dancers and students, PNB's Nutcracker is the highlight of the holiday season!
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Opening Weekend Festivities: November 26, 27 & 28, PNB's joyous kick-off to the holiday season! Enjoy the splendor of McCaw Hall decked out in full Nutcracker regalia, take a photo by our soaring 20-foot tree, collect Nutcracker trading cards, or enjoy magic shows, crafts, and mini dance classes.
PNB Nutcracker Brunch: Saturday, November 27, McCaw Hall. A festive holiday event for families. Enjoy a scrumptious brunch with a special Nutcracker-themed mini-performance.
Family Packs: Includes four discounted Nutcracker tickets plus valuable bonuses from Salty's Restaurants and The Space Needle.
Group Ticket Discounts: Bring a group of 15 or more and save up to 25%!
Nutcracker Broadcast Live on KING FM: Tune in for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's beautifully scored Nutcracker, direct from McCaw Hall. Saturday, November 27, 7:30 pm, only on 98.1 Classical KING FM or online at http://www.king.org/listen.
PNB's Fairy Tales Package is a Dream Come True
Carrie Imler and PNB School Students in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo © Angela Sterling.
Live happily ever after with a magical Fairy Tales Package from Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Nutcracker ♦ Cinderella ♦ Pinocchio ♦ A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fairy Tales subscribers receive the royal treatment—the best seats at the lowest prices, and first-in-line ordering privileges for our special family matinees featuring hands-on crafts, mini dance classes, and roaming entertainers. Favorite stories, breathtaking dance, the famous PNB Orchestra, stunning sets and dazzling costumes await you at McCaw Hall—but don't wait, book your package today before seats sell out!
MAKES A GREAT GIFT!
FOUR magical ballets at ONE great discounted price! Packages start at just $112.
Reserve your Fairy Tales package today! Call 206.441.2425
Other subscription packages are available. Build your own four-show mini-season subscription.
Nov. 7 is Fall Daylight Savings
Spend Your Extra Hour with Glassybaby and PNB!
Pacific Northwest Ballet invites you to an afternoon with Artistic Director Peter Boal generously presented by:
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
champagne and chocolate reception
All proceeds benefit PNB School scholarships
Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets include a glassybaby of your choice.
PNB will receive an extra 10% of the sale of votives purchased at the event.
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Reserve your place by emailing Allyse Goehring at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 206.441.3577 by Friday, October 29, 2010.
CityArts Fest Presents Fireside Chat: Art and Theft, Sampling in Music & Dance
October 23, 12:00–1:30 pm, The Sorrento Hotel
A Fireside Chat on the fine lines of sampling and creativity. Co-hosts Charles Mudede, associate editor at The Stranger, filmmaker (Zoo and Police Beat), and Amy O, dancer/choreographer, founder of Locust, explore the topic of sampling in both music and dance.
Is it theft? Or appropriation?
Guests composer and musician DJ Spooky, PNB's artistic director Peter Boal, choreographer Pat Graney, hip-hop producer Sabzi, classical music prodigy Joshua Roman and DJ and breakdancer Orbitron join the conversation in the Sorrento's Fireside Room.
Soliloquy: Timeless Language in the Present Tense
Friday, October 22, 2010, 7:00–9:15 pm
Town Hall, Seattle
...is texts by Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, short story-specialist Raymond Carver, African author Bessie Head, Beach Boy Brian Wilson, rocker Courtney Love, novelist William S Burroughs, some guy called Shakespeare, and some other guy called Tom Robbins (who personally selected his own work for Gus and Karl...)
...is performances by PNB artistic director Peter Boal; local music icon DJ Riz; award-winning author Lesley Hazleton; filmmaker Karl Krogstad; entrepreneur and AllRecipes.com founder David Quinn; restaurateur Rahwa Habte; State Representative Reuven Carlyle; and college student Alyssa Bramlett.
...is the combined work of directors Gus Van Sant, Donald Byrd, Robinson Devor, Allison Narver, Jerry Manning, Lane Czaplinski, Charles Mudede, and some guy named Wier Harman.