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LIVE Stream: William Forsythe Lecture Demo at PNB


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PNB is streaming the 11 March 2015 live stream of William Forsythe's lecture-demo at PNB at 6:30pm PST, 9:30pm EST. The occasion is Friday's opening of the "Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe" program:


You can even sign up for a reminder from this page or buy tickets to see it live.

Forsythe is in the studio now, as documented on PNB's Facebook Page:


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Here's is the pertinent info from the press release:

SEATTLE, WA –Legendary choreographer William Forsythe will join Pacific Northwest Ballet on stage for a special lecture-demonstration on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his work. The evening will feature a candid interview of Mr. Forsythe by PNB artistic director Peter Boal, a peek behind the curtain to watch Mr. Forsythe working with PNB dancers, and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. This is Mr. Forsythe’s first visit to PNB to work directly with PNB dancers, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome this groundbreaking artist to our studios.

To watch the live broadcast of this event, visit www.PNB.org/Live on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm (Pacific). Tickets to attend in person ($25) are available through the PNB Box Office, 206.441.2424, online at PNB.org, or at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street. Subject to availability, tickets are also available 90 minutes prior to showtime at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center.

With THE VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF FORSYTHE, Pacific Northwest Ballet becomes the first American dance company to present a program devoted entirely to the work of acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe. The triple bill, including two PNB premieres, presents distinctive works from a dance maker legendary for his radical inventiveness. Forsythe achieves perfect neo-classical form in The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, a dizzy delight of refined technique and crystalline pointe work. A sampler of duets, individually re-worked for PNB, New Suite’s multiple pairings articulate a diversity of forms as well as matters between the sexes. And In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated returns to the PNB stage: endlessly prized by dancers and audiences, its relentless pace and fierce physicality serve as paradigm for Forsythe’s revolutionary impact on 21st-century ballet. The program also includes a musical prelude to shine the spotlight on the nationally renowned PNB Orchestra, currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary. THE VERTIGINOUS THRILL OF FORSYTHE runs for seven performances only, March 13 through March 22 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. For more information and detailed program notes, visit PNB.org.

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How wonderful. I've recently moved from Seattle to a small island in the NW corner of the USA....no bridges, only a ferry. I live in a cabin heated by a wood stove with my wonderful wife and 3 beautiful cats. AND YET....I can sit here and watch LIVE one of most creative people of our times, at work, on my computer screen as if (or nearly so) I were there. All is right with the world!

Now to the "real" thing this weekend. I can't wait.

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Thank you, Helene for letting us know about this. As an a East Coast person I don't really follow the West Coast companies. It was really interesting to see Forsythe working with the dancers. He's a very articulate man but very specific in what he wants. And I've never seen New Suite so that was great. How wonderful to be able to see these live streams wherever you are in the world.

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