Black Swan Lands at PNB

A flock of love stories takes flight at Pacific Northwest Ballet

By Dana Standish


October 17, 2011

This article originally appeared in the November 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Don your tutu, develop a deranged doppelgänger and sprout unwanted epidermal plumage—“Black Swan” is taking flight at Pacific Northwest Ballet, along with several other besotted ballet masterpieces.

With Love Stories, PNB offers a mélange of love’s mercurial moods, including the divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée (by George Balanchine, with a little help from Stravinsky), Jerome Robbins’ take on the Nijinsky classic Afternoon of a Faun (with music by Debussy), Jean-Christophe Maillot’s balcony-based pas de deux from Roméo et Juliette (with musical props due to Prokofiev) and Kent Stowell’s Marius Petipa–inspired pas de deux from Swan Lake (Natalie Portman not included!).

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