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PNB’s 2019 Season Encore Performance at McCaw Hall
June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PNB’s Season Encore Performance is a one-night-only showcase of selections by Artistic Director Peter Boal from the 2018-19 season. This year, it is also a celebration of the careers of PNB’s retiring principal dancers Rachel Foster and Jonathan Porretta. Foster will perform Alejandro Cerrudo’s haunting Silent Ghost and Porretta will dance the title role of George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son to close the evening. Other performances include Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus, the pas de deux from Rassemblement by Nacho Duato, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux, and excerpts from Balanchine’s Theme & Variations
In the press release for the program, Boal is quoted as saying, “This year’s performance will also shine a spotlight on two much-admired principal dancers who have helped to define repertoire from the last two decades at PNB. The list of roles performed by Rachel Foster and Jonathan Porretta is extensive and brimming with dear memories and extraordinary ovations. Rachel and Jonny have helped to select meaningful works for themselves, but also ballets that showcase all of their peers. It promises to be a night to remember.”