Pacific Northwest Ballet | After Petipa

May 8, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | After Petipa

Works & Process, the performing arts program at the Guggenheim to live stream

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Tune in at 7:30 pm EDT  (4:30 pm Pacific) Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14, 2012

 

For over 27 years and in over 350 productions, Works & Process has offered New York audiences unprecedented access to our generation’s leading creators and performers. Each 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. With both nights sold out in advance, Works & Process has announced that it will live stream the May 13 and 14 performances of Pacific Northwest Ballet – After Petipa.

 

Many ballets are credited with choreography “after Petipa,” but what does that mean? In After Petipa, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Education Programs Manager and dance historian Doug Fullington and company dancers take a fascinating look at three famous classical duets—the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, and the Blue Bird pas de deux and Grand pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty—to explore how they have evolved over time. Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director Peter Boal will introduce the program on Sunday, May 13.

 

To watch the live broadcasts of these performances, visit Ustream on Sunday, May 13 and/or Monday, May 14 at 7:30 pm EDT (4:30 pm Pacific).  Follow the conversation on Twitter with @WorksandProcess and #WPlive.  For more information, visit the Works and process website.

Made possible with the assistance of Arlene C. Cooper.

 

PANEL:                     Doug Fullington, PNB Education Programs Manager

 

PERFORMERS:        

Carla Körbes, Principal

Seth Orza, Principal

James Moore, Soloist

Sarah Ricard Orza, Soloist

Jerome Tisserand, Soloist

Leta Biasucci, Corps de ballet

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. In July 2005, Peter Boal became Artistic Director, succeeding Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Co-Artistic Directors since 1977. The Company of forty-six dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and on tour. The Company has toured to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada and throughout the United States, with celebrated appearances at Jacob’s Pillow and in New York City and Washington, DC.  Under the direction of Mr. Boal, PNB has continued to expand and diversify its repertory to include works by Ulysses Dove, Jiri Kylian, Susan Marshall, Benjamin Millepied, Mark Morris, Victor Quijada, Susan Stroman, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon and others.  Founded in 1974, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, under the direction of Francia Russell since 1977 and now under Mr. Boal’s direction, is nationally recognized as setting the standard for ballet training and offers a complete professional curriculum to over 950 students. PNB and PNBS also provide comprehensive dance education to the greater Seattle area and reach over 10,000 adults and children each year through DanceChance, Discover Dance and other outreach programs and activities.

 

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 27 years and in over 350 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works, offered audiences unprecedented access to our generation’s leading creators and performers, and hosted post-show receptions for the audiences and artists to continue the discussion. Each 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater.

Lead funding for Works & Process at the Guggenheim provided by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation with additional support from The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, The Christian Humann Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.

This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Programming subject to change.

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