With a diverse mix consisting of classical full-length story ballets and contemporary repertoire plus world premieres, company premieres, and fan favorites, Seattle audiences will have the thrill of applauding their city’s professional ballet company.
Worldwide aficionados will also have the chance to partake in PNB’s next season as they did this one; the company will be offering the programs included in their subscription series (this does not include The Nutcracker and Beauty and the Beast) digitally once again. Details on the release dates will be available soon.
Pacific Northwest Ballet 2021-2022 Season Schedule
One Thousand Pieces (Excerpt) by Alejandro Cerrudo
Little mortal jump by Alejandro Cerrudo
The creative power of PNB’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo is on full display in this triple bill. Breathe in the moving tranquility of Silent Ghost, take a tantalizing look at spectacular teamwork in an excerpt from One Thousand Pieces, and journey through the unexpected twists and turns of Little mortal jump.
Rep 2 – BEYOND BALLET | November 5 – 7, 2021
Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven by Ulysses Dove
Ghost Variations by Jessica Lang
The Personal Element (PNB Premiere) by Alonzo King
Three unique voices of three internationally-acclaimed choreographers: the combination of Ulysses Dove’s mournful Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Jessica Lang’s haunting Ghost Variations, and the PNB premiere of Alonzo King’s The Personal Element promises unmatched emotion, expression, and musicality.
The Nutcracker | November 20 – December 28, 2021
The Nutcracker by George Balanchine
Celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto! With its classic score, thrilling dancing, resplendent costumes, and magical scenery, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday celebration. Cheers!
Roméo et Juliette | February 4-13, 2022
Roméo et Juliette by Jean-Christophe Maillot
Presented during PNB’s 2020-21 digital season, but nothing compares to the in-person experience: Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette will sweep audiences to Verona through powerful choreography, Prokofiev’s rich score, the flush of first love, and the drama of Shakespeare’s classic story.
Rep 4 – PLOT POINTS | March 18-27, 2022
The Times Are Racing (PNB Premiere) by Justin Peck
World Premiere by Robin Mineko Williams
Plot Point by Crystal Pite
Bold experimentation is the theme for this set of trailblazing pieces. PNB audiences will remember the power of Crystal Pite’s Plot Point; the arresting complexity of Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing and a world premiere by Robin Mineko Williams (The Trees The Trees) are sure to make a similar impression.
Beauty and the Beast | March 20-27, 2022
Beauty and the Beast by Bruce Wells
Featuring students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School.
Based on the beloved fairy tale, this narrated, one-hour performance is the perfect introduction to ballet for young theatre-goers. Performed by the accomplished students of PNB School, Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast will take the audience on a journey to a magical world of adventure, unlikely friendships, and true love.
Swan Lake | April 15-24, 2022
Swan Lake by Kent Stowell
PNB’s return to the stage wouldn’t be complete without Swan Lake. Every element of this production is carefully crafted to keep the audience on the edge of their seat, from the masterful choreography, to the stunning sets and costumes, to the undeniably iconic score. And most captivating of all: the story at the ballet’s heart – a classic tale of good versus evil, temptation, tragedy, and love of the highest order.
REP 6 – ALL THARP | June 3-12, 2022
Brief Fling by Twyla Tharp
Sweet Fields (PNB Premiere) by Twyla Tharp
Waiting at the Station by Twyla Tharp
PNB’s final rep of the season is all about the legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp. From the echo of her own Quaker roots in Sweet Fields, to the haunting Scottish clan in Brief Fling, to the all-out joy of New Orleans that runs through Waiting at the Station, Tharp draws inspiration from around the globe and yet her style remains quintessentially her own.