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PNB and The Robbins Centennial

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From the press release from the Robbins Foundation:




      Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, In the Night, Other Dances: 21 Sept 2018

      Dances at a Gathering, Interplay, West Side Story Suite: 28 Sept 2018



No "The Cage" :(, but "Dances" will be back.  Two programs on consecutive Fridays are listed.  It isn't clear how the rest of Rep 1 weekends will play.

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A great lineup for this program.

I guess you would have to go to SF to see The Cage - SFB's Robbins program is (currently) slated for Mar 20 - Mar 25 (7 shows). A rather short period, but maybe there will be added shows…

Fortunately PNB's program and SFB's program are running at different times of the year so it's possible for jet setters to see both.

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PNB will celebrate Robbins at Les Étés de la Danse Festival in Paris on 28-30 June by performing "Opus 19: The Dreamer" on Program B, with Miami City Ballet performing "In The Night" and "Other Dances" and with Perm Opera Ballet Theatre performing "Four Seasons."


Peter Boal talks about working with Robbins in "Dance Magazine:"


PNB opens its  2018-19 season with a two-program Robbins Festival:

Program A

September 21, 22 (matinee), and 29 (evening)

Circus Polka
Music: Igor Stravinsky

In the Night
Music: Frederic Chopin

Afternoon of a Faun
Music: Claude Debussy

Other Dances (PNB Premiere)
Music: Frederic Chopin

West Side Story Suite
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Program B

September 22 (evening), 27, 28, and 29 (matinee)

Circus Polka
Music: Igor Stravinsky

Dances at a Gathering
Music: Frederic Chopin

The Concert (Or, the Perils of Everybody)
Music: Frederic Chopin


Subscribers will be issued tickets to Program A or B, depending on their series, but will receive ½ off the price to the alternate program if added by June 15, 2018. Festival add-ons, educational events, and more to be announced.


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15 hours ago, sandik said:

Looking at this again, I'm sad that Interplay seems to have dropped out.  But there's much to be grateful for.

Agreed. I was looking forward to this. 

What I would do to see them perform Opus 19: The Dreamer in Paris. Le sigh...

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