Pacific Northwest Ballet at the Joyce Theater
Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:47 AM
Pacific Northwest Ballet TOURS TO NEW YORK AS PART OF THE JOYCE THEATER’S FALL/wINTER SEASON
January 5 – 10, 2010
SEATTLE, WA — The Joyce Theater has announced that Pacific Northwest Ballet will be coming to New York City with seven performances January 5 – 10, 2010, as part of The Joyce Theater’s fall/winter season. PNB will present the East Coast premieres of two works recently choreographed for the company by Twyla Tharp and Benjamin Millepied; The program will also include works by Marco Goecke and Edwaard Liang. These performances mark Pacific Northwest Ballet’s debut at The Joyce Theatre.
The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, has served the dance community and its audiences since 1982. One of the only theaters built by dancers for dance, The Joyce Theater has provided an intimate and elegant New York home for more than 300 domestic and international companies. The Joyce has also commissioned more than 130 new dances since 1992. In 1996, The Joyce created Joyce SoHo, a dance center providing highly subsidized rehearsal and performance space to hundreds of dance artists. The Joyce Theater now features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000.
PNB’s program line-up at The Joyce will include:
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Johannes Brahms
Premiere: September 25, 2008; Pacific Northwest Ballet
Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Music: Steven Reich
Premiere: November 6, 2008; Pacific Northwest Ballet
Choreography: Marco Goecke
Music: C.P.E. Bach and The Cramps
Premiere: March 16, 2004; Peter Boal and Company (New York)
PNB Premiere: November 3, 2005
Choreography: Edwaard Liang
Music: Arvo Pärt
Premiere: September 16, 2006; New Ballet Choreographers (New York)
PNB Premiere: March 13, 2008
For more information, visit the < http://www.pnb.org/P...9Joyce_tour.pdf >Joyce Theatre press release.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:50 AM
Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:20 PM
This is not the misstep of bringing "Jardi Tancat" to last year's Ballet Across America series at the Kennedy Center. The pieces are highly representative of the type of work that Boal is bringing to PNB; the Duato piece was brought in by Russell and Stowell. PNB will perform Millepied's "3 Movements" again at the 2010 Ballet Across America (along with a yet-to-be-announced work from Ballet Arizona and Morphoses in "Fool's Paradise"). "Mopey" is not a great piece of dance, but it's a fine vehicle for seeing (once) wonderful PNB men (and it's thankfully short), especially for the first time. I've never seen the Liang.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:15 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:53 AM
In the video, the first section features Carrie Imler and Jonathan Porretta in Opus 111 (Tharp), the second features Jeffrey Stanton and, I think, Louise Nadeau in Liang's Fur Alina -- Imler and Bold had the premiere and were in the reviews -- and the third, back to the Tharp with Ariana Lallone and Stanko Milov, both of whom are in the photo in the Macaulay preview.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:29 AM
Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:46 PM
Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:19 PM
"Mopey" was on the program for Peter Boal and Dancers at the Joyce when Boal was still at NYCB in 2004 -- see this thread: http://ballettalk.in...p...c=16424&hl=
So it is sort of NY based as well.
Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:46 PM
On Sean Suozzi in Mopey -- "I thought he looked like Joey Ramone if he had had a lot of dance training."
Bingo! I'd forgotten that description, and am so glad to be reminded!
Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:15 AM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:36 PM
Whether that's his goal or not, Boal won't say.
"I love New York, and I love Seattle," he tells The Post. "I've been pleased with the opportunities I've had here, and right now I'm savoring those."
Check out his work this week at the Joyce. It may just be a sneak preview of New York's dance future.
Gia Kourlas previews the company in today's New York Times, with quotes from Ariana Lallone and Carla Korbes; the article confirms that Korbes will dance in "Fur Alina", "Opus 111", and "3 Movements" ("[S]he will appear in all the works except 'Mopey'")
On his philosophy of programming:
Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:28 PM
P.S. Seattle Dances is an excellent website here in Seattle for finding information and reviews of nearly everything dance in the Northwest. It is run by Rosie Gaynor.
P.P.S. ......and do yourself a favor and see the video interview with Barry Kerollis at the end of the posting. Barry is one of PNB's bright upcoming stars (IMHO). He has a grace and power and commitment that stands out.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:54 PM
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