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PNB on Tour, 2007-8

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Performances at Vail International Dance Festival, Bumbershoot and Fall for Dance in 2007

Ballet Across America Festival at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in 2008

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet hits the road for special appearances at dance festivals and events nationwide. First stop is the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival, July 29–August 1, 2007, in Vail, Colorado, where PNB will present three mixed-repertory programs: American Dance Spectacular, A Tribute to Balanchine and Modern Masters. The Company returns to Seattle for a performance at the music and arts extravaganza Bumbershoot, September 3, and then heads to California for a two-day performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s inaugural 2007 Fall for Dance festival, October 11-12, 2007. Plus, mark your calendars for next year! PNB performs in the 2008 Ballet Across America Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., June 12 and 14, 2008.


2007 VAIL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL - July 29 - August 1, 2007

PNB will participate in the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival, July 29 - August 1, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre and the Vilar Center for the Arts. A project of the Vail Valley Foundation, the annual dance event in Vail, Colorado, has hosted prestigious dance companies from around the world since its inception in 1989. PNB will present three one-showing-only programs at the festival, which also includes performances through August 11 by international artists such as The Royal Ballet’s Johan Kobborg, New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Alicia J. Graf; plus performances by New York City hip-hop groups, performing artists from the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, an evening with tap virtuoso Savion Glover and the inaugural performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s new company, Morphoses.

American Dance Spectacular, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., features George Balanchine's Square Dance, Jerome Robbins's In the Night and Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs. The following day, July 30, 7:30 p.m. the Company presents A Tribute to Balanchine, featuring Balanchine's Square Dance, Agon and Rubies. On August 1, 7:30 p.m., PNB performs Modern Masters, a program featuring Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs, Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat, Marco Goecke's Mopey and William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s appearance at Vail International Dance Festival is generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.

TICKETS are available online at www.vvf.org or by phone at 970-845-TIXS(8497) or 1-888-920-ARTS(2787). More information on the festival can be found online at www.vaildance.org


“The wait to get into Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance at Bagley Wright was reminiscent of those never-ending E-ticket lines at Disneyland. Almost 900 people made it inside, but nearly 300 more were turned away.”

– Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times

PNB returns to Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival, after the company’s capacity performances at last year’s event. Again, PNB presents one performance only, on September 3 at the Bagley Wright Theatre. Works scheduled to be performed include Duato’s Jardi Tancat, Goecke’s Mopey and the PNB premiere of Ulysses Dove’s Vespers.

TICKETS: Three-day passes are now available at bumbershoot.org for $75 thru Friday, August 17 and $95 thereafter. $30 date-specific tickets will be on sale Friday, July 13 thru August 17 and $35 thereafter. Please note that date-specific tickets will be made available after the Festival schedule is published. For more information about Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, visit www.bumbershoot.org.

THE CENTER'S FALL FOR DANCE - October 11 & 12, 2007

PNB will also participate in Orange County Performing Arts Center's inaugural Fall for Dance festival in Costa Mesa, California. The Company will dance two performances of Duato's Jardi Tancat on October 11 and 12. Other companies scheduled to perform during The Center's Fall for Dance, October 11-14, include: Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance Creations, Susan Marshall & Company, Boston Ballet, Via Katlehong Dance, Charles Moulton / The Ball Passing Project, Dutch National Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Alonso King's LINES Ballet and Rennie Harris Puremovement.

TICKETS go on sale in August. Visit www.ocpac.org for further Fall for Dance and ticket information.

2008 BALLET ACROSS AMERICA FESTIVAL - June 12 & 14, 2008

PNB is honored to participate in the 2008 Ballet Across America Festival in Washington D.C., an event that brings together nine dance companies from around the country for three mixed-repertory programs. Held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, PNB will present three performances of Duato's Jardi Tancat – - one performance on June 12 and two on June 14, 2008. Other companies participating in the festival include Pennsylvania Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Kansas City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet and Ballet West.

TICKETS go on sale April 11, 2008. Visit www.kennedy-center.org for further Festival and ticket information.

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