April 19, 2012 |

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS ITS 2011-2012

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS ITS 2011-2012

Season Encore Performance

Performance to include works by Balanchine, Wheeldon, Maillot, and more!

Featuring the mighty PNB Orchestra.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center

Seattle, WA 98109

SEATTLE, WA - The curtain will come down on Pacific Northwest Ballet's highly-praised 39th season with the annual Season Encore Performance, a crowd-pleasing reprise of some of PNB's greatest hits. A thrilling evening of rousing repertory selections and awe-inspiring performances, the program will feature PNB's entire Company, along with the PNB Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Emil de Cou. Departing principal dancer Lucien Postlewaite's remarkable career with PNB will be celebrated with selections ranging from George Balanchine's Prodigal Son to Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette. The Season Encore Performance will also be the audience's chance to offer a fond farewell to departing corps de ballet dancer Abby Relic. The Season Encore Performance will be presented one night only, Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 23 and may be purchased exclusively through the PNB Box Office (206.441.2424, online at pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center.)

"PNB's season encore performances are not to be missed," said Artistic Director Peter Boal. "A one-night-only retrospective of the highlights and memories of the past season, plus the opportunity to salute departing dancers Abby Relic and Lucien Postlewaite, make this one of the most memorable performances of the year. Expect ovations, tears, great dancing and a few surprises as part of this unique celebration."

The line-up for the 2011-2012 Season Encore Performance includes:

Divertimento from "Le Baiser de la Fée (excerpt)

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Swan Lake (Black Swan pas de deux)

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Kent Stowell (after Marius Petipa)

After the Rain pas de deux

Music: Arvo Pärt

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Prodigal Son (pas de deux)

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Carousel (A Dance)

Music: Richard Rodgers

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Apollo

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

A Million Kisses to my Skin (excerpt)

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach

Choreography: David Dawson

Roméo et Juliette (balcony pas de deux)

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Coppélia (finale)

Music: Léo Delibes

Choreography: Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

TICKET INFORMATION:

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Season Encore Performance will be performed one night only, Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. Tickets are currently on sale for PNB subscribers only; tickets go on sale to the general public on April 23.

Tickets range in price from $30 to $175 (with discounts available for PNB subscribers) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

· By calling 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)

· In person at 301 Mercer Street, Seattle (Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)

· Online 24/7 at our website, pnb.org

· 90 minutes prior to the performance at the McCaw Hall box office. (Subject to availability.)

· Group discounts are available by contacting Julie Jamieson 206.441.2416 or juliej@pnb.org.)

Please Note: No student/senior rush tickets or Teen Tix discounts are available for this special performance.

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