Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Plot Points, March 18-27, 2022

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Plot Points, March 18-27, 2022

I’ve seen Plot Points a number of times, I adore it. What’s not to like?  A plot, mystery, performance almost cinematographic. Terrific dance. Drama. Melodrama. (More on this later.) But the PNB premiere of Robyn Mineko Williams’ gorgeous Before I Was proved to be...

Nutcracker—PNB REVIEW

      The December 5, 2021 Saturday matinee performance featured Noelani Pantastico as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Christopher D’Ariano as her cavalier. Michael Jinsoo Lin provided the  expert solo violin. D’Ariano’s been given a lot of opportunities in the past year,...

BEYOND BALLET—PNB REVIEW

 Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven features Arvo Pärt’s music—the bell ringing is chilling. The overhead lighting is ominous, and the dancers, in sleek unitards, greys and whites, are conspicuous, exposed. Dove’s dance, complete with motifs, such as...

PNB’s Wonderfully Diverse Rep

Pacific Northwest Ballet is a master in programming—variety, diversity, complexity. Case in point: Two very different PNB programs, one, all new choreography (Rep 4) and then the other, one of classical ballet’s greatest comedies, Coppélia (Rep 5). My cursory notes...

Dance needs help

Google/Facebook search any of your favorite dance companies and you’ll get specific instructions on what to do to help keep the company financially solvent, as here: “Our ability to weather this crisis depends on cutting as much expense as we can while...

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