Three dances become one at PNB's latest show

By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter



The Pacific Northwest Bal- let's All Premiere will dance you through the night.

Their next performance will be in McCaw Hall, Nov. 2.

All Premiere is a combination of three dances which vary from year to year.

This year's lineup includes Little Mortal Jump by Alejandro Cerrudo, Cacti by Alexander Ekman, and A Dark and Lonely State by Kyle Davis.

"This is the first work we've performed by Alexander Ekman, and our third by Alejandro Cerrudo.

While this is the first piece that Kyle Davis is setting on our company dancers, he has choreographed for us on previous occasions," said Gary Tucker, media relations manager for the ballet.

"The cast for each ballet in the program is made up of PNB company dancers.

These are full-time, professional performers who dance for PNB all season long," Tucker said.

The ballet attempts to perform pieces at least twice to give audiences a chance to be- come familiarized with the choreographer and view the dance from a new perspective, he said.

"Most of the ballets we perform are learned by multiple dancers, and dancers also learn multiple roles so the cast that you see at one performance may not be the same cast that dances the next day or the day before."

A Dark and Lonely Space

presented some challenges for the ballet.

"It features a full orchestra, plus a full choir, plus a soprano soloist, and we still need the full stage for the dancers, so we're squeezing the musicians into very interesting spaces," Tucker said.

"It's no secret that I love new works and this program offers three of them.

It might be informative to consider the three choreographers represented in All Premiere to see how and why their work caught my eye and earned a spot on the program," said Peter Boal, the

artistic director
During their season, they

will be performing two other dances like this one, Directors Choice March 15 to 24, and Themes & Variations, May 31 to June 9, with the story ballets The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and A Midsummer Night's Dream mixed in.

Little Mortal Jump was published in 2016, and the world premiere of Cacti took place in 2010.

"When selecting a season, I always look to bring new choreographers to PNB.

"Though this is a third work by Cerrudo, it's a first by Ekman. Whereas Kyle is a familiar choreographer to PNB insiders, this is his first for the Company," Boal said.

"These three are ready, and we're investing carefully and enthusiastically in the next generation."

All Premiere will run from Nov. 2 to 11.

Show times are Nov. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees will be on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., and Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.

The McCaw Hall address is 321 Mercer St., Seattle.
Tickets range from $37 to

$189.

For tickets and more information visit www.pnb.org/sea- son/all-premiere/.

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