For this tour I wanted to bring PNB signature works. I think our program is going to be a little different than what you see from other classical ballet companies. The pieces that we’re bringing offer moments of real humanity—not just pure choreography, but real human interactions and relationships. — Peter Boal*
On the eve of its fiftieth anniversary season in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Ballet makes a rare visit to Los Angeles, touring with a repertoire of three contemporary classics and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.
LITTLE MORTAL JUMP (2012), by PNB’s current Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, features pairs of dancers moving through stages of connection, from tenuousness to intimacy. Music for the piece includes work by Alexandre Desplat, Max Richter, and Philip Glass. In Crystal Pite’s PLOT POINT (2010), set to Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho score, a guileless “Mrs. Smith” navigates the traps and reverses of film noir. WAITING AT THE STATION—a 2013 work by Twyla Tharp, originally choreographed on the Pacific Northwest troupe—features nine songs by Allen Toussaint as well as Santo Loquasto’s scenic and costume design.
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Performing with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 17, at 2 pm
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles
During the week of the engagement—July 13 through July 17—the Music Center and Dance Camera West present the PNB DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, a series of public screenings from 5 pm to midnight on Jerry Moss Plaza.
*Amy Brandt, “Former New York City Ballet Star Peter Boal Comes Homes Again,” Playbill, June 17, 2022. Boal is the Artistic Director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Pacific Northwest Ballet, from top: Alejandro Cerrudo, Little Mortal Jump, Elizabeth Murphy and Dylan Wald, 2021; Crystal Pite, Plot Point; Twyla Tharp, Waiting at the Station, James Moore, 2013. Photographs (3) by Angela Sterling, © the photographer, courtesy the Pacific Northwest Ballet.