PNB’s Director’s Choice, March 18-27

Posted on March 14, 2016, 8:30 am
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Pacific Northwest Ballet‘s Artistic Director Peter Boal shows off his programming and artistic vision in this seasons Director’s Choice, running March 18-27. The program features three contemporary works with challenging choreography and modern musical accompaniment, the latter of which runs the gamut from Tom Waits and Philip Glass to an orchestrated Sufjan Stevens. The program includes two PNB premieres and the return of Paul Gibson’s Rush, last performed at PNB in 2002.

From the website:

Three contemporary ballet works, two with music by young American singer/songwriters. Gibson’s electrifying Rush kicks off a trio of works featuring PNB premieres by two rising stars in the world of dance – Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Little mortal jump” and Justin Peck’s trailblazing “Year of the Rabbit.” Cerrudo is Resident Choreographer for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Peck is New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer. This trio of contemporary works offers an energetic mix of speed, sculpture, and fresh musical offerings.

Tickets can be purchased on the PNB website, where you can also catch a sneak peek of Little Mortal Jump.This is not your classic Tchaikovsky or Nutcracker; if you’re the type who goes for contemporary over pointe and is lost in a longform ballet narrative, this program of all-American shorts will be your top choice for PNB’s current season.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents: Director’s Choice

When: Friday March 18 – Sunday March 27. Showtimes vary, see website for details.

Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.

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