Pacific Northwest Ballet are currently presenting an all-Balanchine programme and they have very kindly sent me this Angela Sterling photo of PNB dancers Laura Gilbreath and William Lin-Yee in THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS which shares the bill with SERENADE and SQUARE DANCE. The programme runs thru April 25th. Watch a related video here.
Meanwhile, we can look forward to seeing a contingent of Pacific Northwest dancers here in New York City when they present a programme entitled Balanchine's Petipa at the Guggenheim. Here are the details:
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Present:
Pacific Northwest Ballet – Balanchine’s Petipa
Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, 7:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington will give a presentation of Balanchine’s Petipa as part of Works & Process at the Guggenheim. The presentation’s lecture-demonstration format will feature performances by PNB company members and discussion of dances by both Marius Petipa and George Balanchine.
Balanchine’s Petipa explores the influence of the choreography of Marius Petipa (1818-1910) and his colleagues at the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg on the choreography of George Balanchine (1904-1983), with a particular focus on choreography for men. The program’s Balanchine excerpts have been staged by Peter Boal, Elyse Borne, Frederic Franklin, and Francia Russell. The 19th-century dances have been reconstructed by Mr. Fullington using notations made in St. Petersburg in the Stepanov notation method at the turn of the 20th century.
(Programming subject to change)
Excerpts from 19th-century ballets will include The Awakening of Flora, La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, Paquita, Raymonda, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake.
Excerpts from Balanchine ballets will include
Carla Körbes, Kaori Nakamura, Mara Vinson and former principal Le Yin.
Benjamin Griffiths, James Moore, Seth Orza, and Lesley Rausch
Allan Dameron, PNB Acting Music Director and Conductor
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway – 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street
Bus – M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue
$25 Guggenheim Members
$10 Students (25 and under with valid student ID)
(212) 423-3587, M-F, 1–5 PM or visit worksandprocess.org