Part two of the press release:
JEWELS COACHING SERIES (Studio Presentations)
Diamonds, featuring Jacques d’Amboise: Wednesday, August 20, 5:30 pm
Emeralds, featuring Violette Verdy and Mimi Paul: Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm
Rubies, featuring Edward Villella: Monday, September 22, 5:30 pm
PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal has invited the original interpreters of George Balanchine’s Jewels to coach PNB dancers for the Company’s revival of the 1967 masterpiece. Join these esteemed artists in the studio for a series of coaching sessions on the iconic roles Balanchine made for them.
Friday, September 19, 6:00pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Join us for an hour-long preview led by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring PNB dancers rehearsing excerpts from Jewels™.PNB’s popular Friday Previews offer an up-close view of the Company preparing to put dance on stage. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office. (These events usually sell out.) Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.
BALLET PREVIEW — FREE
Tuesday, September 23, 12:00 noon
Central Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
Join PNB for a free lunch-hour preview lecture at the Central Seattle Public Library. Education Programs
Manager Doug Fullington will offer insights about Jewels, complete with video excerpts. FREE of charge.
PNB LECTURE SERIES & DRESS REHEARSAL
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 pm Lecture, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
7:00 pm Dress Rehearsal, McCaw Hall
Join Artistic Director Peter Boal and special guest Edward Villella during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal to discuss PNB’s production ofJewels. Attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal. Tickets ($12 lecture; $30 lecture and dress rehearsal) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.
FIRST LOOK, PNB’s Opening Gala
Friday, September 26, 4:30 pm
Join PNB for the opening performance of its 2014-15 season with George Balanchine’s Jewels™, featuring Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds. Walk the emerald carpet at an exclusive cocktail party before being whisked backstage for an elegant black tie dinner. After the opening performance of Jewels, the party continues with a Rubies-inspired onstage after-party with music, entertainment, dancing, drinks, and desserts. Pre-performance dinner starts at $350 per guest (includes onstage after-party and valet parking). First Look after-party tickets start at $45 (performance tickets sold separately). HSBC is the Title Sponsor of First Look. Additional sponsors include The Boeing Company, Lane Powell, PJ Hummel & Co., and Seattle Met. To purchase tickets, contact Special Events at 206.441.2429 or events@PNB.org.
Join Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington for a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design and the process of bringing Jewels to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.
Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal and Company dancers, immediately following each performance in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall. FREE for ticketholders.