Pacific Northwest Ballet
Inaugural Gala, ‘Fanfare of Feathers’: excerpts from ‘Swan Lake,’ ‘Nutcracker,’ Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Golden Cockerel,’ and ‘Silver Lining’
by Francis Timlin
September 20, 2003 – Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle
The program, much like the cuisine,
was comprised of hors d'oeuvres designed to tantalize the audience into
returning over the course of the season. The "overture" was
the opening music of “Swan Lake,” Act III, followed by the waltz of the
six princesses. This provided a foretaste of the
Paul Tazewell costume designs; in this case, antique gold lace and brocade
with gold trim. The set (which remained for the entire evening) was a
part of the Ming Cho Lee Act III set -- a border of columns set slightly
Casting:Overture to “The Golden Cockerel” (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov), PNB Orchestra.
Act III Waltz from “Swan Lake” (Kent Stowell)
Prince: Stanko Milov
Princesses: Maria Chapman, Kylee Kitchens, Stacy Lowenberg, Lesley Rausch, Rachel Foster, Alison Basford
Solo and Pas de Deux from “Firebird” (Kent Stowell)
Firebird: Patricia Barker
Prince: Jeffrey Stanton
Act II White Swan Pas de Deux from “Swan Lake” (Kent Stowell)
Odette: Louise Nadeau
Prince: Christophe Maraval
Act II Peacock (Arabian) Solo from “Nutcracker” (Kent Stowell/Maurice Sendak)
Act II Cygnets Pas de Quatre from “Swan Lake” (Kent Stowell)
Chalnessa Eames, Mara Vinson, Tempe Ostergren, Kara Zimmerman
Act III Bluebird Pas de Deux from “Sleeping Beauty” (Ronald Hynd)
Jodie Thomas and Le Yin
Act III Black Swan Pas de Deux from “Swan Lake” (Kent Stowell)
Odile: Kaori Nakamura/Carrie Imler
Prince: Olivier Wevers/Batkhurel Bold
Finale from “Silver Lining” (Kent Stowell)
Patricia Barker and Jeffrey Stanton;
Noelani Pantastico and Christophe Maraval;
Jodie Thomas and Olivier Wevers;
Ariana Lallone and Stanko Milov;
Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold;
Louise Nadeau and Paul Gibson;
Alexandra Dickson, Stacy Lowenberg and Kylee Kitchens;
Jonathan Porretta, Mara Vinson and Tempe Ostergren
Melanie Skinner and Oleg Gorboulev;
Maria Chapman and Casey Herd
Corps de Ballet:
Lindsi Dec and Nicholas Ade;
Rebecca Johnston and Karel Cruz;
Chalnessa Eames and Kiyon Gaines;
Brittany Reid and Cornell Callender;
Kara Zimmerman and Kevin Kong;
Alison Basford and Jordan Pacitti;
Kari Brunson and Josh Spell;
Rachel Foster and Lucien Postelwaite;
Lesley Rausch and Andrei Vassiliev;
Erin Joseph and Joshua Grant.
For a report on Pacific Northwest Ballet's Panel Discussion: 'Dancing Odette/Odile: Ballet’s Great Dual Role’ click here.
For a report of Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Swan Lake" Preview Rehearsal, click here.
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