Director's Choice

Presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet

PNB’s 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with a tribute to George Balanchine, whose works have been vital to the Company’s history. This triple-bill also features a world premiere from Christopher Wheeldon, frequently cited as today’s best contemporary ballet choreographer and often compared to “Mr. B” for his prolific versatility and capacity to update tradition. Agon returns, expertly staged by Francia Russell (an original New York City Ballet cast member) and as startlingly avant-garde as its 1957 premiere. The program’s dazzling grand finale is Diamonds, the crowning gemstone of Balanchine’s three-part Jewels, added to PNB’s repertory by Peter Boal in 2006.

Production Information

Tide Harmonic
Music: Joby Talbot (Tide Harmonic, 2009, arranged 2013)
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli
Duration: 21 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE

Agon
Music: Igor Stravinsky (1953–1956)
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Staging: Francia Russell
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli
Duration: 28 minutes

Diamonds
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29, 1875, first movement omitted)
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Staging: Elyse Borne
Costume Design: Karinska
Lighting Design: Mark Stanley
Duration: 31 minutes

Event Showings

Event Details

  • Jun 1 - 9 , 2013
  • Lobby - 2 hours prior to show time
  • $28 - $173
  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.

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