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  1. Google isn't being enormously helpful, but I did find a reference to the 2006 opening gala, in which Barker/Milov and Imler/Bold shared the role on the program. The Seattle Times site itself brings up only a few references to it being on the opening program ("Director's Choice") of the 2006-7 season, but then, back to Google with more specifics, and there is a review from the program itself, with Barker and Milov doing opening night. That was still when PNB did four performances first weekend, starting on a Thursday, and I found my own post from the first weekend, in which I saw Pantastico/Herd, Nakamura/Postlewaite, and Imler/Bold. I was in Toronto second weekend for "Ring of the Nibelungen," no one else reviewed second weekend, and, of course, the links to the casts on the websites are long dead.
  2. I've round reviews that mention three casts in 2003 for "Theme and Variations": Barker/Milov Imler/Stanton Pantastico/Herd I also found a reference to Barker and Stanton performing the Pas de Deux from T&V for the Silver Anniversary season in 1997: http://www.worldcat.org/title/pacific-northwest-ballet-25th-anniversary-retrospective/oclc/82814677 Imler and Bold danced in at least part of it for Russell & Stowell's retirement performance in 2005: http://old.seattletimes.com/html/theaterarts/2002334742_pnbgala14.html The press release for Kaori Nakamura's retirement announcement lists T&V as one of her ballets: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/The-Pacific-Northwest-Ballet-Announces-that-Principal-Dancer-Kaori-Nakamura-Will-Retire-at-the-End-of-the-Season-20140124-page2 According to the PNB website, T&V entered the PNB rep in 1985. I don't know if it was performed by the company in its entirety between then and 2003.
  3. Cuban dancers have joined a number of US companies and have danced a wide range of roles. Lots have been interested in staying in the US: I think the last mass-defection was seven, and at least a couple ended up at Ballet Arizona. They don't even have to defect always: if Alonso gave permission, they could leave and return to Cuba. If I were any AD, I'd be keeping track of their school graduates.
  4. Stacy Lowenberg took this great photo of Elle Macy and Dylan Wald:
  5. PNB posted to Facebook a link to a live stream of Margaret Mullin's video work with Nel Shelby Productions, but first, links to related Balancing Pointe podcasts: No Dominion Film, Margaret Mullin and Nel Shelby Nel Shelby, Dance Filmmaker, Videographer, Photographer "Coffee Talk" with Nel Shelby and Kimberly Falker :
  6. I'm surprised that their ranks weren't replenished all along. Not that a dancer like the glorious Feijoo can be replaced.
  7. [Admin beanie back on] For any comings and goings, any mentions must be accompanied by official news links or citations. I think I've removed all references that haven't, but if you find any I missed, please click the "Report" link on the post. [Admin beanie back off]
  8. Jonathan Porretta is participating in 2017 Men in Kilts, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House of Western Washington & Alaska. To vote for him, please follow the link from PNB's Facebook Page -- the voting ($10/vote) deadline is Friday, April 28 (tomorrow): Here's the link to all of the participants and the most current voting tally: http://meninkilts.rmhcseattle.org/index.php
  9. I'm not logged in, and it didn't even challenge me to prove I'm a human. I wonder why your experience is different.
  10. I hope he gets his dream job. He's what they need.
  11. Here's a lively short video of Angela Sterling and Carrie Imler's video shoot for the rep poster (doing double duty for Encores) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154766324343952&id=21358443951
  12. Were those patrons mistakenly assigned those seats or got the box wrong, but didn't think they should call an usher, or did they take it upon themselves to get better seats? Thank you for the heads up to the Bold video: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154775970563952&id=21358443951
  13. Michael Sean Breeden discusses his decision to retire from Miami City Ballet with co-host Rebecca King for their podcast "Conversations on Dance": http://conversationsondancepod.com/2017/04/24/dancer-dies-twice/ His last performance with MCB was on 9 April. Best of luck to him in everything he does, including their podcast, and health and happiness to him
  14. If Ratmansky was asked the question by text after the interview, I wonder if someone on the editorial side asked for a follow-up question on a hot topic. I'm sure it got them their clicks.
  15. More from the press release: Special Events LECTURE SERIES & DRESS REHEARSAL Thursday, June 1 Lecture 6:00 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall Dress Rehearsal 7:00 pm, McCaw Hall Join Artistic Director Peter Boal in conversation with Pictures at an Exhibition stager and former NYCB principal dancer Wendy Whelan during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal. Attend the lecture only or stay for the rehearsal. Tickets are $15 for the lecture, or $30 for the lecture and dress rehearsal. Tickets may be purchased through the PNB Box Office. PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURES 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. POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB Company dancers, immediately following each performance. FREE for ticketholders. LISTEN TO THE BALLET PNB partners with Classical KING FM 98.1 to bring listeners some of history’s most popular ballet scores, featuring the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra direct from McCaw Hall. Tune in for a live broadcast of PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 pm. Only on KING FM, 98.1 fm or online at KING.org/listen. YOUNG PATRONS CIRCLE NIGHT Friday, June 9 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 up to 40% off their tickets. For more information, visit PNB.org/YPC.