A new ballet score I’ve been commissioned to write for the Pacific Northwest Ballet will be getting its première in a matter of weeks, right here in Seattle! It’s been an absolute pleasure working with multi-talented PNB dancer and choreographer Andrew Bartee, whose exhilarating movement slides brilliantly between moments of sudden tension and breathtakingly unexpected resolutions. Truly marvelous stuff! (And a little hint: the big, interactive stage prop is not to be missed.) Costumes are designed by the wonderful Mark Zappone, and lighting by Randall G. Chiarelli. Sharing the program are world premieres by Margaret Mullin and Kiyon Gaines (both PNB dancers as well), and one of ballet’s American mavens, Mr. Mark Morris. You won’t want to miss this! For those that know my sister Jessika, you’ll be excited to know that she’s one of the dancers in the ballet; my parents’ dream of us putting on a show together is finally coming to fruition.
Performances are spread over the first two weekends in November: to be specific, Nov.2 – 3, and Nov.8 – 11, with matinée shows on the 3rd and the 11th.
Tickets are already available for purchase online at the PNB website, or at PNB’s box office, next door to McCaw Hall on the Seattle Center campus.
See you there!