Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream a Portion of Lecture-Demonstration with Twyla Tharp

September 22, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream a Portion of Lecture-Demonstration with Twyla Tharp


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6:30 pm Pacific (9:30 pm East Coast)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


SEATTLE, WA — As Pacific Northwest Ballet gears up for the opening of its season with AIR TWYLA, the company has announced that a portion of its lecture-demonstration, TWYLA THARP ON STAGE, will be live-streamedfor audiences who are unable to attend the September 25 evening at McCaw Hall.


TWYLA THARP ON STAGE will feature Ms. Tharp, PNB’s first artist-in-residence, in conversation with Artistic Director Peter Boal and New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint, as well as the company rehearsing excerpts from Brief Fling and a run-thru of Waiting at the Station. (Please note that the live-stream will only include a portion of the lecture-demonstration: The rehearsal of Waiting at the Station will not be included in the live-stream.  To see the full lecture-demonstration including Waiting at the Station, tickets are available through the PNB Box Office, 206.441.2424 or online.)


With AIR TWYLA, its third all-Tharp program, PNB adds two more works by the choreographer into its repertory, including a third world premiere, the jazzy Waiting at the Station. Said PNB artistic director Peter Boal, “Twyla is truly one of the great innovators of our time. We are so pleased to welcome her back to our studios and to our city once again. I’m especially looking forward to the opportunity to hear Twyla talk about the creation process during the on-stage lecture demonstration.”


AIR TWYLA presents a trio of works by Twyla Tharp. The program includes the world premiere of Waiting at the Station with a commissioned score by Mr. Toussaint, the Scottish-inspired Brief Fling (a PNB premiere), and Tharp’s homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes and ballroom dance, the unforgettable Nine Sinatra Songs. AIR TWYLA runs for only seven performances, September 27 – October 6 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, online at, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:00 pm

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 AIR TWYLA, complete with video excerpts.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lecture 6:00 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Dress Rehearsal 7:00 pm, McCaw Hall

Join PNB artistic director Peter Boal and acclaimed dance, theatre and film designer Santo Loquasto (Waiting at the Station) 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.


FIRST LOOK: A Brief Fling
PNB’s Season-Opening Gala
Friday, September 27 at 4:30 pm
Join PNB’s signature celebration to start the new season. Guests of this festive evening enjoy an exclusive cocktail party, an elegant black tie dinner, and raise-the-paddle. The party continues post-performance with drinks, dessert, and dancing onstage. Pre-performance dinner tickets start at $300 per guest (includes onstage after-party and valet parking). Onstage after-party tickets start at $40. (Note: AIR TWYLA performance tickets sold separately.) FIRST LOOK is sponsored by The Boeing Company and Lane Powell. To purchase tickets, contact PNB Special Events at 206.441.2429 or



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. FREE for ticketholders.




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.

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