Why See Pacific Northwest Ballet: Pictures at an Exhibition?
Two PNB Premieres in one evening of dance!
Three polished and modern works including two PNB premieres comprise this mixed repertory staging at McCaw Hall in June 2017. George Balanchine's La Source is staged by Peter Boal, and was originally created for New York City Ballet in 1953, as an expansion of Leo Delibes' Sylvia pas de deux. Jerome Robbins' Opus 19 / The Dreamer is a PNB Premiere and portrays an ethereal journey of one man to find his true love to the feverish score of Sergei Prokofiev. This piece was in fact Peter Boal's final performance with the NYCB, and is described as a marathon of dance, for both artist and viewer alike.
This is followed by the title piece of the evening, Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition, which re-imagines dancers as priceless pieces of artwork with a background of moving geometric images by artist Wassily Kandinsky. The score is provided by Modest Mussorgsky, and is the second of the evening's two company premieres.
Opening night: 2 June 2017
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