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The company just announced a set of lecture-demonstration programs for the autumn, among them what looks like a repeat of Doug Fullington's excellent "Balanchine's Petipa" from last season -- some of the best time I spent watching dance all year.

From the press release:


Thursday, September 18

5:30 pm, McCaw Hall

Choreographer Twyla Tharp will discuss her new works for PNB, with excerpts performed onstage by Company dancers. Ms. Tharp will also field questions from the audience. This special event is FREE for full season subscribers; subscribers may purchase additional tickets for $15; general admission $20.


Wednesday, October 1

5:30 pm, Studio C, The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St.

Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington will discuss the influence of Balanchine’s Russian training on his choreography, with a particular focus on pas de deux and corps de ballet choreography. Excerpts from PNB’s 2008-2009 repertory, as well as works by Marius Petipa, will be performed by Company dancers and students from Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Tickets to this special event are $20.


Saturday, October 4

2:00 pm, The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St.

Robert Greskovic, acclaimed dancer writer for the Wall Street Journal, will participate in this seminar on ballet basics, drawing from his popular book, Ballet 101: A complete guide to learning and loving the ballet. Tickets to this special event are $20.

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And I'm getting back just in time for it!

Three days later rg will present Ballet 101!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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