Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Line-Up

April 26, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Line-Up

PNB Box Office Opens for 41st season ticket sales on Monday, July 15

Special Offer: NO SERVICE FEES through July 31

 

September 2013 – June 2014

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center

Seattle, Washington
41st Season to feature two world premieres including a new work by artist-in-residence Twyla Tharp; Other highlights include the return of audience favorites by Jiri Kylian and Susan Marshall, plus George Balanchine’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a newly-designed Giselle.  (Plus Nutcracker, too!)

 

SEATTLE, WA – Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the confirmed line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2013-2014 season.  Highlights include a program devoted to the works of PNB’s first artist-in-residence, Twyla Tharp, including a new work featuring an original score by New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint; the return of popular works by Jiri Kylian, Susan Stroman, Molissa Fenley, and Susan Marshall; a world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, Resident Choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; a PNB premiere by Crystal Pite; and audience favorites The Sleeping Beauty and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The season closes with PNB’s acclaimed staging of Giselle featuring new sets and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan (Roméo et Juliette, Don Quixote)

 

PNB opens its box office for ticket sales on Monday, July 15. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special two-week money-saving deal: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased from July 15 thru 31. (Or, don’t wait, and save even more by purchasing a season subscription now!)  Subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased through the PNB Box Office, either by phone (206.441.2424), online or in person at 301 Mercer Street. Discounted subscription rates are available for senior citizens and students with ID. All programming and dates are subject to change.  For more information, visit pnb.org.

 

2012-2013 SEASON LINE-UP:

 

Twyla Tharp Lecture-Demonstration

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Call the PNB Box Office for details.)

A special presentation featuring PNB’s artist-in-residence, Twyla Tharp.

 

 

Rep 1 – A.I.R. THARP

September 27 – October 6, 2013

 

Brief Fling (PNB Premiere)

Music: Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger

Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Original Costume Design: Isaac Mizrahi

Original Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton

 

World Premiere

Music: Allen Toussaint

Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Costume Design: Santo Loquasto

Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

 

Nine Sinatra Songs

Music: Songs sung by Frank Sinatra

Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Original Scenic Design: Santo Loquasto

Original Costume Design: Oscar de la Renta

Original Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton

 

 

Rep 2 – KYLIAN + PITE

November 8 – 17, 2013

 

Petite Mort

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Choreography: Jiri Kylian

Scenic Design: Jiri Kylian

Costume Design: Joke Visser

Lighting Design: Joop Caboort

 

Sechs Tanze (Six Dances)

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Choreography: Jiri Kylian

Scenic and Costume Design: Jiri Kylian

Lighting Design: Joop Caboort

 

Forgotten Land (PNB Premiere)

Music: Benjamin Britten

Choreography: Jiri Kylian

Lighting Design: Joop Caboort

Lighting Re-Design: Kees Tjebbes

 

Emergence (PNB Premiere)

Music: Owen Belton

Choreography: Crystal Pite

Original Costume Design: Linda Chow

Original Scenic Design: Jay Gower Taylor

Lighting Design: Alan Brodie

 

 

Stowell & Sendak NUTCRACKER

November 30 – December 29, 2013

(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Call the PNB Box Office for details.)

           

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Kent Stowell

Scenic & Costume Design: Maurice Sendak

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

 

Rep 3THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

January 31 – February 9, 2014

 

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Ronald Hynd (after Marius Petipa)

Scenic and Costume Design: Peter Docherty

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

 

Rep 4 – DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

March 14 – 23, 2014

 

TAKE FIVE…More or Less

Music: Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond

Choreography: Susan Stroman

Costume Design: William Ivey Long

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

Kiss

Music: Arvo Pärt

Choreography: Susan Marshall

Original Lighting Design: Mitchell Bogard

Lighting Design: Peter Bracilano

Original Harnesses and Rigging Design: John Redman

 

State of Darkness

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: Molissa Fenley

Staging: Peter Boal

Lighting Design: David Moodey

 

World Premiere

Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo

Costume Design: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

The world premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo’s new work was created with the support of a Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance, awarded by The Joyce Theatre with major funding from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.

 

 

PINOCCHIO

March 16 – 22, 2014

(Part of PNB’s “Family Matinees” subscription package. Call the PNB Box Office for details.)

                                                                                                                      

Music: Nicola Piovani and Amilcare Ponchielli

Choreography: Bruce Wells

Scenic Design: Edith Whitsett

Costume Design: Pacific Northwest Ballet Costume Shop

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

This narrated, hour-long performance is danced by students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and is the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the magic of live performance.

 

 

Rep 5A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

April 11 – 19, 2014

 

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging: Francia Russell

Scenic and Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

 

REP 6GISELLE

May 30 – June 8, 2014                

Libretto: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier

Music: Adolphe Adam, with additional music by Friedrich Burgmüller, Ludwig Minkus, and Cesare Pugni

Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa

Staging: Peter Boal

Choreography Reconstruction: Doug Fullington

Historical Advisor: Marian Smith

Scenic and Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

 

 

SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, June 8, 2014

(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Tickets to this event go on sale in 2014.)

 

NEXT STEP

Friday, June 13, 2014

(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Tickets to this event go on sale in 2014.)

 

33rd Annual PNB School Performance

Saturday, June 14, 2014

(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Tickets to this event go on sale in 2014.)

           

 

PNB ON TOUR

(Tickets not available through the PNB Box Office.)

 

July 28 – 30, 2013

Vail International Dance Festival (July 25 – 31, 2013)

Vail, CO

 

February 23 – 24, 2014

Works & Process – Guggenheim Museum

New York, NY

 

           

TICKET INFORMATION:

 

Tickets to the 2013-2014 season go on sale Monday, July 15. Pay no service fees on tickets purchased through July 31. (Money-saving season subscriptions are available now.)

 

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchase through the PNB Box Office:

  • Phone: 206.441.2424
  • In Person: 301 Mercer Street at      Seattle Center
  • Online

For information on discount offers including 25-and-under tickets, Teen Tix, and Group Sales. While there, sign up on PNB’s email list, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, and be among the first to learn about PNB news, casting and performance updates, ticket offers, and more.

 

PNB offers a variety of free or affordably-priced special events for most of its productions, including previews, conversations, lectures, and Q&As.  For more information, visit pnb.org and click on “Events & Offers” under each specific production’s listing.

 

 

Schedule and Programming Subject to Change.

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season is proudly sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and Artsfund.  Media sponsors are The Seattle Times and KOMO-4.

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