PNB Goes Boldly Where No Ballet Has Gone Before with CELEBRATE SEATTLE

The Pacific Northwest Ballet is going out-of-this-world for CELEBRATE SEATTLE, a multi-media extravaganza featuring appearances by real-life and cinematic astronauts, plus a rare onstage performance by the PNB Orchestra, September 16 at 6pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Music selections from sci-fi favorites and celestially-themed classics will be . . .

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PNB Mourns Death of ‘Nutcracker’ Designer Maurice Sendak

Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director, released a statement this week following the death of Where the Wild Things Are author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, who, in 1983, designed fanciful, wildly colorful sets and costumes for PNB’s Nutcracker.

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DEAW Fall Conference Features Two Days of Classes, Seminars

Dance educators hailing from all educational sectors are welcome to attend The Dance Educators Association of Washington’s fall conference, “Excellence in Education,” scheduled for the weekend of October 8 and 9 the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Bellevue, Washington.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Celebrates New Season with Special Savings

Pacific Northwest Ballet fans can celebrate the start of the fall arts season by taking 20 percent off tickets to select performances of the season opener, “All Wheeldon,” featuring four works by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

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PNB’s Margaret Mullin a Princess Grace Award Winner

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Margaret Mullin has been chosen as a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, presented by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA to help emerging artists pursue artistic goals in theater, film, dance, and choreography.

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PNB’s Wheeldon Program Dances From ‘Carousel’ to Comedy

Pacific Northwest Ballet will open its 2011-2012 season with All Wheeldon, a showcase of works by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, September 23 to October 2 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington.

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Meet and Mingle with PNB’s Midsummer Performers

The 7th annual Backstage Bash, “Midsummer Mischief,” will be presented by Backstage Pass (Pacific Northwest Ballet’s young professionals organization) and Pacific Place on April 15 immediately following PNB’s evening performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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PNB’s ‘Giselle’ Based on Original Source Material Research

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season finale, Giselle, marks the first time, the Seattle-based company says, that an American ballet company has revived a classic based on original material researched by Stepanov notation expert Doug Fullington in collaboration with leading Giselle scholar Marian Smith.

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Learn about Balanchine and His ‘Dream’ from PNB Faculty

Pacific Northwest Ballet School faculty members Marjorie Thompson and Bruce Wells, former dancers with New York City Ballet, will discuss working with George Balanchine and their experiences with A Midsummer Night’s Dream during the next offering in PNB’s lecture series, April 7 at 6pm.

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PNB Students Perform the Beloved Story of Pinocchio

Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s Pinocchio, a narrated one-act ballet illustrated by storybook sets and costumes and based on the original stories by author Carlo Collodi, will be performed in Seattle, Washington, March 20 at noon and 3:30 p.m., and March 26 at 2:00 p.m.

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PNB Features Contemporary Works in Mixed Program

For the fourth program in its 2010-2011 season, Pacific Northwest Ballet will present “CONTEMPORARY 4,” a mixed repertory program featuring the local premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, as well as the world premiere of a new work by Marco Goecke.

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Dancers from NBC and PNB Join Goh Ballet for Nutcracker

The Goh Ballet’s production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, will feature guest dancers from The National Ballet of Canada and Pacific Northwest Ballet, along with an illusionist, ballroom dancers, gymnasts, and the company’s own award-winning young dancers.

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Surprises and Special Events Part of PNB’s Holiday Offerings

In the spirit of the season, Pacific Northwest Ballet, under the direction of Peter Boal, will present several Nutcracker-themed events as the ballet’s annual holiday production takes to the stage again in November in Seattle, Washington.

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Principals from PNB and NBC dance in Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed presentation of The Nutcracker, featuring principal dancers from The National Ballet of Canada and Pacific Northwest Ballet, will take to the stage for six performances of the holiday classic in December.

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