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RED RED Love For PNB’s “Director’s Choice”

Gorgeous dance is coming up in March with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s annual ” Director’s Choice”. The 2018 edition features work by Ulysses Dove, William Forsythe and Ezra Thomson and it’s happening March 16 to 25th at McCaw Hall. Snag full price tickets here (and have a greater range of seating to choose from) or head to Goldstar if you’re less picky and on a budget!



Featuring works by


March 16 – 25, 2018

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center

Seattle, WA 98109


March 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm

March 17 at 2:00 pm

March 22 – 24 at 7:30 pm

March 25 at 1:00 pm

Seattle, WA – For the fourth offering of its 45th season, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director Peter Boal has selected four contemporary works – a riveting duet, a favorite work, a little controversy, and a world premiere by Company dancer Ezra Thomson – for PNB’s perennially popular DIRECTOR’S CHOICE. The limbs of a bonded pair sculpt open air in William Forsythe’s Slingerland Duet, and pure athleticism surges like reverb from the electric violin in Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels. Audiences have another chance to debate Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced, as the dancers take cues from each other on, under, and around 20 tables. DIRECTOR’S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, March 16 through 25at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at

The line-up for DIRECTOR’S CHOICE will include:

World Premiere (Title TBA)

Music: Francis Poulenc (Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor, FP 61, 1932)

Choreography: Ezra Thomson

Costume Design: Larae Theige Hascall and Ezra Thomson

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama

Running Time: 22 minutes

Slingerland Duet

Music: Gavin Bryars (String Quartet No. 1, “Between The National and The Bristol”)

Choreography: William Forsythe

Staging: Stefanie Arndt

Lighting Design: William Forsythe

Running Time: 6 minutes

Premiere: November 25, 1989; Ballet Frankfurt

PNB Premiere: March 13, 2015 (New Suite)

Red Angels

Music: Richard Einhorn (Maxwell’s Demon, 1988-1990)

Choreography: Ulysses Dove

Staging: Peter Boal

Costume Design: Holly Hynes

Lighting Design: Mark Stanley

Running Time: 14 minutes

Premiere: May 9, 1994; New York City Ballet (Diamond Project)

PNB Premiere: September 17, 2005

One Flat Thing, reproduced

Music: Thom Willems (2000)

Choreography: William Forsythe

Staging: Ayman Harper, Jill Johnson, and Richard Siegal

Scenic and Lighting Design: William Forsythe

Costume Design: Stephen Galloway

Running Time: 17 minutes

Premiere: February 2, 2000; Ballett Frankfurt

PNB Premiere: March 13, 2008


Tickets ($30-$187) are on sale through the PNB Box Office:

Subject to availability, tickets are also available 90 minutes prior to show times at McCaw Hall.



Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group tickets, please visit or contact Group Sales Manager Julie Jamieson at 206.441.2416, or


The Pointe is PNB’s exclusive mailing list for ballet fans between the ages of 20 and 40. Members receive information about special events and flash sales tailored just for them. Born between 1978 and 1998? Visit for more information and to sign up.



PNB is a proud participant of TeenTix. Originally founded by Seattle Center, TeenTix’s members (13 to 19 years old) can purchase tickets to PNB and other music, dance, theater and arts events for only $5. To join TeenTix or view a list of participating organizations, visit


Subject to availability, half-price rush tickets for students and senior citizens (65+) may be purchased in-person with ID, from 90 minutes prior to show time at the McCaw Hall box office.





Friday, March 9, 5:00 pm

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St., Seattle

PNB’s popular Friday Previews are hour-long studio rehearsals hosted by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring Company dancers rehearsing excerpts from upcoming ballets. Tickets are $15. (Note: These events usually sell out in advance.)  Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.



Thursday, March 15, 6:00 pm

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Join PNB Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington in conversation with choreographer Ezra Thomson during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal. The conversation begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the dress rehearsal at 7:00 pm. Tickets ($30) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.



Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Join Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington for a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.


Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers, immediately following each performance. FREE for ticketholders.


Friday, March 23
Join members of PNB’s Young Patrons Circle (YPC) in an exclusive lounge for complimentary wine and coffee before the show and at intermission. YPC is PNB’s social and educational group for ballet patrons ages 21 through 39. YPC members save on their subscriptions and additional tickets. For more info, visit

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