PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS AIR TWYLA
Featuring Nine Sinatra Songs, the PNB premiere of Brief Fling, and the world premiere of Waiting at the Station
September 27 – October 6, 2013
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109
September 27 – 28, October 3 – 5 at 7:30 pm
September 28 at 2:00 pm
October 6 at 1:00 pm
SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet jump-starts its 2013-2014 season by saluting its first Artist-in-Residence, the legendary Twyla Tharp. Dance and music lovers eagerly await her world premiere commission for PNB, Waiting at the Station, a dream-come-true collaboration with acclaimed New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint. Brief Fling, a PNB premiere, refers to Scottish motifs in music and costume design, but the dancing is all about versatility and virtuosity—“brawny and elegant, acrobatic and graceful, classic and modern, it shares the contrast in styles that [Ms. Tharp] loves to introduce” (Chicago Tribune). Nine Sinatra Songs, Tharp’s iconic homage to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and ballroom dance, delivers a very smooth finish to the program’s expansive trifecta of movement and music.
AIR TWYLA runs for seven performances only, September 27 – October 6 at Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office: 206.441.2424, online at pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (Box office opens July 22.)
AIR TWYLA is made possible by presenting sponsor The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
The line-up for AIR TWYLA will include:
WAITING AT THE STATION – World Premiere
Music: Allen Toussaint
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
The world premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station is generously underwritten by Peter & Peggy Horvitz.
BRIEF FLING – PNB Premiere
Music: Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
NINE SINATRA SONGS
Music: Songs sung by Frank Sinatra
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Tickets to AIR TWYLA ($28-$174) and special events are available through the PNB Box Office:
- Phone: 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am–6pm; Sat. 10am–5pm)
- In person: 301 Mercer Street, Seattle (Mon.-Fri. 10am–6pm; Sat. 10am–5pm)
- Online: (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Tickets are also available, subject to availability, 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall, located at 321 Mercer Street.
Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street
Join PNB for an hour-long dance preview led by Artistic Director Peter Boal and featuring PNB dancers rehearsing excerpts from AIR TWYLA. PNB Friday Previews offer an upbeat and up-close view of the Company preparing to put dance on stage. Tickets, $10 each, may be purchased through the PNB Box Office. (This event will sell out in advance.) Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.
BALLET PREVIEW — FREE
Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 pm
Central Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue
Join PNB for a free lunch-hour preview lecture at the Central Seattle Public Library. Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington will offer insights about AIR TWYLA, complete with video excerpts.
TWYLA THARP ON STAGE
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30-8:00 pm
Hear from iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp, PNB’s first Artist-in-Residence, as she rehearses the Company onstage at McCaw Hall in Waiting at the Station, her latest creation for PNB. Set to a newly crafted score by legendary jazz artist Allen Toussaint, Ms. Tharp’s new work exemplifies the genius and wit that has made her an American dance legend. $25 tickets are available through the PNB Box Office.
PNB LECTURE SERIES & DRESS REHEARSAL
Thursday, September 26
Lecture 6:00 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
Dress Rehearsal 7:00 pm, McCaw Hall
Join PNB artistic staff and guest artists during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal. Attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal. Tickets, $12 for the lecture or $30 for the lecture and dress rehearsal, may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
Join Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington for a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.
Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers immediately following each performance. In the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall. FREE for ticketholders.
$15 TICKETS FOR AGE 25 & UNDER
All Thursday and Friday performances: September 27, October 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm
One ticket for $15 and two for $25 for patrons 25 years and younger! To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424 or visit 301 Mercer Street. This offer is good for September 27, October 3 and 4 performances only. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid I.D. upon ticket retrieval.
PNB is a proud participant of the Teen Tix program. Teen Tix members 13 to 19 years old can purchase tickets to PNB performances and other music, dance, theater and arts events for only $5. To join Teen Tix or view a list of participating organizations, visit teentix.org.
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group tickets, please call 206.441.2416, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit pnb.org/Season/GroupTix.
STUDENT AND SENIOR RUSH TICKETS
Half-price rush tickets for students and senior citizens (65+) may be purchased in-person with ID, beginning 90 minutes prior to show time at the McCaw Hall box office. Subject to availability.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season is proudly sponsored by ArtsFund and Microsoft Corporation. The season is also sponsored in part by 4Culture, and Office of Arts & Culture Seattle. Media sponsors are The Seattle Times and KOMO-4.