Black Swan Lands at PNB

By Dana Standish

October 17, 2011

A flock of love stories takes flight at Pacific Northwest Ballet

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

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Image Credit: 

Angela Sterling


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!).

11/4–11/13.
Times and prices vary.
McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St.
206.441.2424
pnb.org

 

 

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