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 Post subject: Season Encore - A Celebration of Louise Nadeau, June 7, 2009
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:28 am 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Tucker, 206.441.2426 (Not for publication)

CONTACT FOR PUBLICATION: PNB Box Office, 206.441.2424 or

"A dancer of extraordinary lyricism."
--R.M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents
2008-2009 Season Encore Performance:
A Celebration of Louise Nadeau


Sunday, June 7, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet wraps up its acclaimed 2008-2009 season with
A CELEBRATION OF LOUISE NADEAU. Principal dancer Louise Nadeau will take her final
bows following a remarkable 19-year career with Pacific Northwest Ballet on Sunday,
June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at McCaw Hall. This one-night-only program will feature PNB's
entire company and will give its audience the opportunity to pay tribute to this
distinguished ballerina. A CELEBRATION OF LOUISE NADEAU features excerpts from
George Balanchine master works: Serenade, La Valse, Emeralds, Rubies, and Chaconne;
excerpts from Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite and the third pas de deux from
In the Night; and Act IV of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake as well as a surprise or two.
The performance will also include the PNB premiere of Urlicht, a William Forsythe
pas de deux specially acquired for this performance. Tickets to A CELEBRATION OF
LOUISE NADEAU may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online
at or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. Pacific
Northwest Ballet's 2008-2009 Season is proudly sponsored by Microsoft and The John
Graham Foundation, as well as 4Culture, ArtsFund, Scandinavian Airlines and
Washington State Arts Commission.

"Already captivating when I first saw her at sixteen, I've had the pleasure of
watching and knowing Louise as a talented student, as a treasured member of three
companies, and as a coach, teacher, photographer, and friend," said Peter Boal
earlier this year, in his announcement of Ms. Nadeau's retirement. "Louise is a
rare, irreplaceable artistic treasure. She embodies the ethereal lightness of
ballet, carries us away with her acting, shocks with spot-on wit, and always fills
the stage with warm humanity. Our lives are richer for having watched Louise
perform. She reminds us of the heights our profession can attain."

Louise Nadeau will perform in four of the pieces scheduled for the evening
(indicated below by **.) The line-up for A CELEBRATION OF LOUISE NADEAU includes:

Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Serenade's transcendent purity endures and renews itself as a primary testament to
the choreographer's genius. PNB patrons can see all of Serenade in the 2009-2010

La Valse - Pas de deux**
Music: Maurice Ravel
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Moira MacDonald, reviewing La Valse for The Seattle Times in 2006, said: "Nadeau . .
. brought an enchanting delicacy to the role of the girl in white."

Emeralds - Solo
Music: Gabriel Fauré
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Chaconne - Pas de deux
Music: Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

West Side Story Suite - "Cool" and "America"**
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Rubies - First movement
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Urlicht - PNB Premiere**
Music: Gustav Mahler
Choreography: William Forsythe
Staging: Otto Neubert

La Sonnambula - Sleepwalker pas de deux
Music: Vittorio Rieti
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

In the Night - Third pas de deux
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Swan Lake - Act IV**
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Kent Stowell

"The sheer beauty of her dancing as Odette had an almost spiritual quality to it.
She was magical." -- R.M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"[Ms. Nadeau danced] with the dramatic flair and lyrical beauty that's become her
trademark. The difference between the two characters was striking - if you sat in
the back, you might have thought it was two different dancers - making the role a
marvelous showcase for Nadeau's charisma and skill...Nadeau is one of the company's
treasures."-- Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

**Danced by Louise Nadeau


PNB's Season Encore Performance: A CELEBRATION OF LOUISE NADEAU will be performed
one night only, Sunday, June 7 at McCaw Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets range in price from $30 to $200 and may be purchased:
* By calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
* In person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer St. (Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
* Online 24/7 at
* 90 minutes prior to the performance at McCaw Hall at 321 Mercer Street
* Discounts of up to 20% are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Julie
Jamieson at 206.441.2416, or emailing<>.
* Please note: No student & senior rush tickets or Teen Tix discounts are available
for this performance.

Programming subject to change. For further information, please visit:<>.

# # #

Gary D Tucker
Media Relations Manager

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

May 28 - June 7, 2009

A Celebration of Louise Nadeau
Sunday, June 7, 2009

See the Stars of Tomorrow, on Stage Today!*
PNB School 28th Annual SCHOOL PERFORMANCE at 2:30 pm
*That is, Saturday, June 13, 2009

PNB School Summer Course
July 6 - August 7, 2009

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