Why See Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice?
Peter Boal gives us his season's choice of works
Three works including a world premiere comprise this mixed repertory program, the fourth of the PNB season at McCaw Hall. Jessica Lang arrives from the East Coast with an arresting new piece of original work, Her Door to the Sky, commissioned in 2016 especially for the Seattle-based company, first glimpsed at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in August. William Forsythe's New Suite is an adapted version of his work for Dresden Semperoper Ballet, composed of pas de deux, and Empire Noir by David Dawson who originally created for Dutch National Ballet in 2015.
The evening's main event, Lang's special commission Her Door to the Sky is heavily inspired by the Patio Door series of paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe. Using paintings and a simple set design created by Lang herself, the large central window acts as the eponymous door, allowing full interaction with the dancers, and connecting to the ever-changing sky outside.
Opening night: 17 March 2017
Suitable for ages 11+
About Seattle Theater: We are an independent show guide with no affiliation to any venue or show. Some of the tickets offered for sale are resale tickets that may be priced above or below face value.
Next available performances
Fri, Mar 17
Sun, Mar 19
Mon, Mar 20
Tue, Mar 21
Wed, Mar 22
Thu, Mar 23
What you thought
Seen Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow Seattle Theater visitors by leaving the first review!Write a review now
Spread the word!
Keep up to date!
Straight to your inbox
Please note: The term McCaw Hall and/or Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the McCaw Hall and/or Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the McCaw Hall and/or Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director's Choice and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.