PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS KENT STOWELL’S SWAN LAKE
Made possible by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation
April 12-21, 2013
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109
April 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm
April 13 & 14 at 1:00 pm
April 14 at 7:00 pm
April 18 – 20 at 7:30 pm
April 20 & 21 1:00 pm
April 21 7:00 pm
SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB’s 40th Anniversary season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenic, costume, and lighting design, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. Audience demand has already necessitated PNB adding two additional performances: Swan Lake runs for 11 performances only, from April 12 through 21 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at pnb.org.
SPECIAL EVENTS & OFFERS
BALLET PREVIEW — FREE
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013, 12:00 noon
Central Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
Join PNB for a free lunch-hour preview lecture at the Central Seattle Public Library. Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington will offer insights about Swan Lake, complete with video excerpts.
LECTURE SERIES & DRESS REHEARSAL
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013
Lecture 6:00 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hallat McCaw Hall
Dress Rehearsal 7:00 pm, McCaw Hall
Join PNB artistic staff for an engaging discussion during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal. Attend the lecture only or stay for the rehearsal. Tickets are $12 for the lecture, or $30 for the lecture and dress rehearsal. Tickets 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. (There will be no post-show Q&A’s during the run of Swan Lake.)
Listen to the Ballet!
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
PNB partners with 98.1 Classical KING FM to bring listeners some of the world’s most popular ballet scores, featuring the mighty Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra performing live, direct from McCaw Hall. Tune in to KING FM to listen to the live performance of Swan Lake on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. Only on 98.1 fm or online.
$15 TICKETS FOR AGE 25 & UNDER
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm/Friday, April 12 & 19, 2013 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 good for April 12, 18 and 19 performances only. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid I.D. upon ticket retrieval.
Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake was made possible by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, presenting sponsor the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, as well as supporting sponsors Perkins Coie and the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation. PNB’s 2012-2013 40th Anniversary Season is proudly sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and ArtsFund.