Pacific Northwest Ballet presents

August 19, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents

All Premiere

Featuring a world premiere by Mark Morris, plus new works by PNB artists Andrew Bartee, Kiyon Gaines and Margaret Mullin


November 2 – 11, 2012

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center

Seattle, WA 98109


SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 40th Anniversary Season with ALL PREMIERE, a four-pack of world premieres which underscore the deep commitment to dance innovation and the encouragement of emerging choreographers which has been central to PNB’s mission from its inception. In 1978, young Seattleite Mark Morris choreographed a short work for PNB’s Summer Inventions series, an early choreographic showcase. Recognized as his generation’s dance pioneer and considered the most musical choreographer in the world, Morris sets his first commissioned ballet for PNB to a cello concerto by Paul Hindemith (Kammermusik No. 3). PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal developed the NEXT STEP choreographers’ showcase to cultivate PNB’s current crop of young dance-makers. NEXT STEP veteran and Company soloist Kiyon Gaines debuts his second ballet for the mainstage, Sum Stravinsky, an homage to inspirations George Balanchine and Kent Stowell. Another pair of NEXT STEP alumni, Company corps de ballet dancers Margaret Mullin and Andrew Bartee, take a professional leap forward with their first works for PNB’s repertory, Lost in Light and arms that work (respectively).


ALL PREMIERE runs for seven performances only, from November 2 through 11 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street, or online at Special thanks to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, presenting sponsor for ALL PREMIERE.


The line-up for ALL PREMIERE will include:


Kammermusik No. 3 – World Premiere

Music: Paul Hindemith

Choreography: Mark Morris

Costume Design: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski


arms that work – World Premiere

Music: Barret Anspach

Choreography: Andrew Bartee

Costume Design: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli


Sum Stravinsky – World Premiere

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: Kiyon Gaines

Costume Design: Pauline Smith

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli


Lost in Light – World Premiere

Music: Dan Coleman

Choreography: Margarel Mullin

Costume Design: Alexis Mondragon

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli





Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle

Join us for an hour-long dance preview led by Artistic Director Peter Boal and featuring PNB dancers rehearsing excerpts from ALL PREMIERE. PNB Friday Previews offer an upbeat and up-close view of the Company preparing to put dance on stage. Tickets, $10 each, go on sale Sept. 3.(These events often sell out in advance.) Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.



Tuesday, October 30, 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 ALL PREMIERE, complete with video excerpts. FREE of charge.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lecture 6:00 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at 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 by calling 206.441.2424, online at or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street.


Pre-Performance Lectures

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.


Post-Performance Q&A

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers, immediately following each performance. FREE for ticketholders.



Tickets ($28 – $173) may be purchased 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 – (24/7)

Subject to availability, tickets are also available 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall.





All Thursday and Friday performances: November 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm

One ticket for $15 or 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 November 2, 8 and 9 performances only. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid ID upon ticket retrieval.



PNB is a proud participant of Seattle Center’s Teen Tix program. Young people 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



Subject to availability, 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.



Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group tickets, please call 206.441.2416, email or use PNB’s Online Group Builder at


Support for ALL PREMIERE is provided by Presenting Sponsor, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. PNB’s 2012-2013 40th Anniversary Season is proudly sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. Additional season support is provided by Artsfund, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture – King County Lodging Tax and Washington State Arts Commission.


Schedule and programming subject to change.

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