PNB – Themes & Variations

The season’s final mixed bill promises intriguing variety. Balanchine’s resplendent Theme and Variations represents the height of classical purity and elegance, while his zesty Tarantella pas de deux dazzles with virtuoso fun. In Jose Limon’s masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane—a reduction of Shakespeare’s Othello—riveting characterizations cast a powerful spell. The line-up is joined by the return of our own Price Suddarth’s electric Signature.

Signature

Music: Barret Anspach

Choreography: Price Suddarth

Tarantella

Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Choreography: George Balanchine

The Moor’s Pavane

Music: Henry Purcell

Choreography: José Limón

Variations on the theme of Othello

Theme and Variations

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: George Balanchine

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PNB – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

PNB’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy charms everyone who enters its enchanted realm. Deep in a Northwest-inspired fairy kingdom, a quarrel between the King Oberon and Queen Titania sparks mayhem when mischief-maker Puck mismatches mortal lovers and causes Titania to romance donkey-headed Bottom. All’s well that ends well by Act II, which opens with Mendelssohn’s famous Wedding March and celebrates ideal love with some of Balanchine’s most beautiful choreography. Featuring the PNB Orchestra.

Music

Felix Mendelssohn

Choreography

George Balanchine

Staging

Francia Russell

Scenic & Costume Design

Martin Pakledinaz

Lighting Design

Randall G. Chiarelli

PNB – Director’s Choice

The second mixed bill of the season offers Peter Boal’s seasonal selections, handpicked to introduce the audience to dancemakers who are evolving the art form. His interest in American choreographers Robyn Mineko Williams and Matthew Neenan prompted commissions to make new works for the company. These are joined by a third new-to-PNB work by ballet superstar Justin Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens.

The Trees The Trees

World Premiere

Music

World Premiere Commission

Kyle Vegter

Choreography

Robyn Mineko Williams

Words

Heather Christle

Vocalist

Alicia Walter

Bacchus

World Premiere

Choreography

Matthew Neenan

Music

Oliver Davis

In The Countenance of Kings

PNB Premiere

Music

Sufjan Stevens

Choreography

Justin Peck

Source: https://www.pnb.org/season/directors-choice/