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seattle_dancer

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    dancer (for fun, not pro), ballet junkie
  • City**
    Seattle based, visit NYC & SFO
  • State (US only)**, Country (Outside US only)**
    WA

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  1. Thanks for posting! I saw this on Angelica Generosa’s IG where she said she was happy to be part of it, but I didn’t know what Sequentia was about. Thanks for explaining! It’s really fun to see their individual creativity. The shot in the dark with the bonfire was really unique.
  2. Finally listed to this podcast, thanks for posting Helene! So much respect for Peter Boal! Having to reprogram Sun Valley festival and this upcoming season so many times and all the challenges to rehearse, oh my goodness! We are lucky to receive the filming equipment and personnel from Key Arena. I thought the new footage was really well done, especially the Leta Biasucci debut in Emeralds. I will watch it many times again during Rep 1. I hope we have a chance to see the Sylvia pdd again and James Moore in The Calling sometime this season.
  3. Someone asked about unlimited viewings for subscribers on Facebook, which PNB confirmed. I believe live music will be used as much as possible, they want to keep the musicians working and employed. In the new season trailer you can see musicians and Emil de Cou working with masks on. Pieces like Mopey will probably be recorded but Red Angels most likely performed live. Not sure about something like Swan Lake, that is a large group, and there are safety issues with wind instruments. I thought all the new filming for the Sun Valley Festival was really well done. PNB historically fi
  4. One programming change: at yesterday's Annual Meeting (via Zoom) Peter Boal announced Christopher Wheeldon will create a new work for PNB this season. I suspected it is replacing Bound To, as my friend in San Francisco was surmising it would need some modifications to be social distancing friendly, and sure enough in Rep 4, this is the case. https://www.pnb.org/season/rep4/ "Three unique choreographers share the digital stage to present World Premieres. Resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo will create the first world premiere of his PNB residency. Artistic director of Spectrum
  5. Kudos to Peter Boal on his programming!!! I’m looking forward to this Rep and the casting! Great blend of old and new! It’s a little later than our normal opening but the weather will be cooler and darker so we will be so ready! It’s actually pretty ambitious to rehearse and film all of this new footage so I could see where PNB could use the extra time. I hope all this smoke has not negatively impacted the dancers’ health. I don’t spend a lot of time on social media but on Instagram I did see some terrific rehearsal footage of Steven Loch and Angelica Generosa working on their
  6. Thank goodness, on Tuesday I was driving to a remote area with no WIFI and didn’t get to watch it all. I’ll be back in Seattle before the 6th and can watch to my heart’s content. I noticed there is a $1M match by the SFB Board of Trustees. I suspect it had not been exhausted and money was still rolling in so they extended the viewing. I was on a virtual tea on Sunday in YY’s honor and the SFB staff made it sound like the Tuesday only viewing was because the occasion of the gala and her solo/Yuri’s world premiere was so very special, thus available for one day only.
  7. I recall some forum members have interest in seeing Carrie Imler perform. She is cast as Myrtha. More opportunities to see treasured retired dancers such as Batkurel Bold and Jonathon Poretta, and especially Kaori Nakamura in the title role. Casting below: Hilarion, the game keeper — Batkhurel Bold Duke Albrecht of Silesia, in the attire of a villager — Jerome Tisserand Wilfride, the Duke’s squire — William Lin-Yee Giselle, a peasant girl — Kaori Nakamura An Old Man — Ryan Cardea Berthe, Giselle’s mother — Margaret Mullin The Prince of Courland — Otto Neub
  8. In regard to the last comment about hesitation in donating after a PPP loan has been received, hopefully people understand there are other costs besides payroll for dancers, musicians, etc. There is overhead like rent, usage of performance venue, and sunk costs for programs that aren't going to be performed like music rights, choreographer/stager time, costumes. This pandemic also hit during subscriber renewal time. Renewals are 30% below normal levels, negatively affecting cashflow (https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/dance/pacific-northwest-ballet-furloughs-all-dancers-musicians-an
  9. Mark your calendars, we have an opportunity to see Giselle in entirety May 8th! On PNB's FB they announced donors to the Relief Fund will receive an invitation to the next house party. Excerpt below: "Pacific Northwest Ballet April 25 at 10:15 AM · Make a date with PNB! Friday, May 8 we're premiering House Party 2.0 - everything you need for an evening from home with PNB, including a full performance of Giselle from 2014 with Kaori Nakamura and Jerome Tisserand. We've got the Wilis we're so
  10. I am so sad this legend was taken prematurely. He used to teach the most fun classes Saturday morning with amazing dancers, many professionals. RIP Willy Burmann, you are missed and will always be remembered.
  11. I am holding out for hope the symposium will be rescheduled and that they can perform Giselle sooner than later. 🙏
  12. I sure hope PNB finds a way to insert Giselle into next season, however it works best for them. We’ve waited soooo long. I still think it makes a great season opener!!!
  13. Sofiabn, thank you so so much for sharing!!! I haven't seen Osipova's Giselle since 2015 when I used to fly to NYC to see her dance. Seeing this performance is a consolation that Pacific Northwest Ballet will probably not hold its Giselle Symposium and all the performances that were scheduled in April. I will watch tomorrow if it is still available.
  14. My vote is to replace Jewels with Giselle. That would be such a great way to kick off the season and I don't want to wait until next spring for Giselle. Also since R&J is the story ballet after Nutcracker, they need Coppelia for the little kids. I'm super bummed about missing Empire Noir, One Thousand Pieces, and probably Giselle, but I don't feel so sorry for myself compared to the dancers and all the PNB staff. I thought that was so sad that Marcie Sillman wrote that some dancers wiped away tears during the bows at Thursday's dress rehearsal. I'm also thankful my livelihood does
  15. I DID receive an email for Program 6, almost immediately after they announced it was cancelled. My ticket was through a CYO subscription. However I have not received anything specifically for Jewels yet. Those tickets were add-ons to my subscription.
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