PNB's Director's Choice
Pacific Northwest Ballet brings you Director's Choice, four brand new premieres that showcase the best and new in Ballet. In this special evening of exploration, audiences will be showcased with World Premiere by Ezra Thomson, Red Angels by Ulysses Dove, Slingerland Duet by, William Forsythe and One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe.
Ulysses Dove's Red Angels is a ballet piece that is for your every sense. From the choreography to the music, to the lighting audience members will delve into this dramatic and passionate piece. As four dancers are bathed in red and white light Dove's inspiration of Balanchine's aesthetic comes true.
This will be the second time that William Forsythe's Slingerland Duet is performed by PNB. The original debut, however, was a part of the choreographers larger overall work Slingerland. This special pas de deux has been described as one of Forsythe's most magical and poetic pieces, which will delight every audience member.
One Flat Thing, reproduced
Another piece by the elegant William Forsythe, One Flat Thing, reproduced takes on a different tone to his Slingerland Duet. Using a construction of sound Forsythe brings 14 dancers to life with an assortment of metal topped tables. When it first debuted in March 2008, One Flat Thing, reproduced angered some and intrigued others, with audience members questioning this new definition of ballet.