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 Post subject: Pacific Northwest Ballet: 2010-11 Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Pacific Northwest Ballet announces the 2010-11 season. Moira Macdonald reports in the Seattle Times.

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Emil de Cou has been appointed Music Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet. He succeeds longtime Music Director Stewart Kershaw, who resigned unexpectedly at the conclusion of "Romeo and Juliet" in Autumn 2009. Maestro de Cou will conduct "Cinderella" and "Giselle" during the 2010-11 season and begin full time duties in the 2011-12 season. Moira Macdonald reports in the Seattle Times.

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Maestro de Cou has most recently been Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Anne Midgette talks about his tenure there in the Washington Post.

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Principal Dancer Ariana Lallone will be leaving PNB at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season. Michael van Baker reports in The Sun Break.

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A feature on Corps de Ballet member Andrew Bartee by Jackson Holtz in the Everett Herald.

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Soloist Laura Gilbreath is profled by Rosie Gaynor in Dance Magazine.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet performs at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010. The program will include Ulysses Dove's "Red Angels," Nacho Duato's "Jardi Tancat," the balcony pas de deux from Maillot's "Romeo et Juliette," Balanchine's "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux" and Kylian's "Petite Mort." Adrian Chamberlain talks to artistic director Peter Boal as a preview to the program in the Victoria Times Colonist.

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Adrian Chamberlain reviews the Victoria performance on Friday, October 15 in the Victoria Times Colonist.

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Principal dancer Jeffrey Stanton will be retiring from PNB at the end of the 2010-11 season. Michael van Baker reports in The Sun Break.

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In the Sunday, December 5, 2010 edition of the Seattle Times' Sunday Magazine, Moira Macdonald writes a feature on Pacific Northwest Ballet's resident lighting designer and technical director, Rico Chiarelli.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet will be featured on the Guggenheim Museum's "Works and Process" series. Artistic director Peter Boal, together with dance historians Doug Fullington and Marian Smith, will discuss the reconstruction of "Giselle" from historical sources. Demonstrators will be Carrie Imler, Carla Korbes, James Moore and Seth Orza. The lecture/demonstration will be on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (EST). The program will be accessible via webstream at that time (6:30 CST, 5:30 MST and 4:30 PST). The Seattle Times provides a link to the webstream site.

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Corps member Stacy Lowenberg will be retiring at the end of the 2010-11 season. A report in the Queen Anne News.

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In the Seattle Times, Moira Macdonald profiles principal dancer Ariana Lallone, who will be performing with Teatro ZinZanni after concluding her career with PNB on June 12, 2011.

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Also in the Seattle Times, a guide to the 2010-11 season ending departures.

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Growing By The Minute
Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s “Pinocchio”
Saturday, 26 March 2011

by Dean Speer

Pacific Northwest Ballet and its School are lucky to have Bruce Wells on its artistic staff – as a valued and experienced faculty member and as a witty choreographer. His concept and choreography for PNB’s spring story ballets that are geared for the whole family, such as this one – “Pinocchio” – are well-thought through and designed, tidily choreographed, and very nicely executed by the students.

Wells gives, in only one hour, a sort of “Ballet 101" experience – a story that’s narrated, beautiful music, structured and developed choreography, costumes, humor, a bit of drama, concluding with a strong finale and reprise. He shows the characters at least twice, allowing us to get familiar with them visually and how they fit into the story.

This concept is supported by the amazing, talented, and resourceful PNB production staff who provide costumes – sometimes culled from other ballets, a lighting design, marketing, goodwill, and whose crew executes it. Plus, there is the platoon of dedicated teachers who train the students, often seeing and guiding their pupils and young charges for many years These spring ballets also provide an important performing opportunity outside of and in addition to PNB School’s Annual Performance. While certainly valuable, the Annual Performance doesn’t allow for students, usually, to be a larger ballet other than their respective class showing (of typically about three minutes each). It’s true that many students do get to dance and get experience in the perennial run of “The Nutcracker” or in some of the large-cast Company ballets; but not all students have these opportunities, so this venue is a great outlet to include and broaden the number of students receiving performing experience. .

The only segment of the PNB operation that’s not directly involved is the Company, although one of its former soloists, Alexandra Dickson, was a guest artist who appeared as the Blue Fairy [the one who grants the wooden puppet human life].

I was pleased to see how much these one-hour story ballet shows have grown over the past few years, with this matinée performance being crowded with children of all ages, primarily tykes and tiny tots.

All of the students were outstanding for their clarity of technique and sense of what and why they were doing something and how their segment fit into the overall ballet. Noteworthy were long-legged Andy Garcia as Geppetto, Jordan Veit’s multiple relevé turns à la seconde as The Cricket and, in a trouser role, Ivana Lin as the wooden puppet iteration of the title character.

Wells' Underwater Divertissement provided us with a miniature ballet-within-a-ballet that showcased the most advanced – Professional Division – students at their best, being deployed with more demanding steps, patterns, and partnering such as the pas de deux of Neptune, Steven Loch and his Pearl, Ashley Hartigan whose fouettées were deservedly applauded.

Over too soon, PNB’s “Pinocchio” grew quickly on its audience and left us happy and looking forward to next year’s family story ballet.

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