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Part One of the press release:




Featuring local premieres of works by Alejandro Cerrudo and Alexander Ekman, and a world premiere by Kyle Davis with music by Michael Giacchino

November 2 – 11, 2018

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center

Seattle, WA 98109

Seven Performances Only:

November 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm

November 3 at 2:00 pm

November 8 – 10 at 7:30 pm

November 11 at 1:00 pm


Seattle, WA  ALL PREMIERE, the first of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s three mixed-repertory programs during its 2018-19 season, brings a PNB premiere from Alejandro Cerrudo (creator of Little mortal jump); Alexander Ekman’s international hit Cacti; and a new work choreographed by PNB Company member Kyle Davis, featuring a score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Jurassic World, The Incredibles, etc.) ALL PREMIERE runs for seven performances only, November 2 through 11 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org.


The line-up for ALL PREMIERE will include:

World Premiere (title TBA)

Music: Michael Giacchino

Choreography: Kyle Davis

Scenic and Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama

Costume Design: Elizabeth Murphy


Silent Ghost (PNB Premiere)

Music: Dustin Hamman, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm

Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo

Staging: Pablo Piantino

Costume Design: Branimira Ivanova

Lighting Design: Michael Korsch

Premiere: July 10, 2015, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet


Cacti (PNB Premiere)

Music: Franz Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert

Choreography: Alexander Ekman

Staging: Ana Lucaciu

Scenic and Costume Design: Alexander Ekman

Lighting Design: Tom Visser

Premiere: February 25, 2010, Nederlands Dans Theater 2

The "Special Events" section of the press release:


Friday, October 26 at 5:00 PM

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St., Seattle

PNB’s popular Friday Previews are hour-long studio rehearsals hosted by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring Company dancers rehearsing excerpts from upcoming ballets. Tickets are $15. (Note: These events usually sell out in advance.)  Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.



Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 PM

Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Join PNB Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington in conversation with choreographer Kyle Davis, composer Michael Giacchino, and PNB Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Cou during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal. The conversation begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the dress rehearsal at 7:00 pm. Tickets ($30) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.



Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Join Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington for a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.


Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers, immediately following each performance. FREE for ticketholders. (No Q&A on Friday, September 21.)


Friday, November 9

Join members of PNB’s Young Patrons Circle (YPC) in an exclusive lounge for complimentary wine and coffee before the show and at intermission. YPC is PNB’s social and educational group for ballet patrons ages 21 through 39. YPC members save on their subscriptions and additional tickets. For more info, visit PNB.org/YPC 

BALLET 101: Ballet Basics – Ballet in Form: Online Dance Education Resources

Saturday November 17, 3:00 pm

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer St., Seattle

Discover more about ballet technique and instruction in our latest Ballet Basics session, a studio presentation by PNB School faculty member and former PNB Company soloist Marisa Albee, founder and producer of Ballet in Form, a new educational website from the professional ballet world. Ms. Albee will be joined by fellow faculty member and former New York City Ballet dancer Dana Hanson, with PNB School Professional Division students. This is the second of a four-part series exploring many facets of the ballet industry. Moderated by Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington. Tickets are $25 per session, or $75 subscription (four sessions for the price of three.) For more information, visit PNB.org.

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Here's a link to an article about Kyle Davis and his new work (as of yet untitled) in Seattle Magazine; it was part of their Fall Arts Preview:



Trusted collaborators Elizabeth Murphy, PNB principal dancer and leotard designer, and Reed Nakayama, stage electrician, are also involved; they’ll make Davis’ outpouring of ideas for costumes, sets and lighting practical: “Liz and Reed have always returned with an idea based on my initial thought, but far more interesting,” he says. “Once I finally shut up, it’s in their hands.”


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PNB posted a very short snippet of Eckman's "Cacti" to Facebook, and it looks like a whole lot of fun to do:


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More Cacti:


I saw a rehearsal of Kyle Davis' new work earlier this week, and I loved the part I saw.

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Here's a tweet with an excerpt from a pas de deux from Kyle Davis' "A Dark and Lonely Space" with Sarah Ricard Orza and Jerome Tisserand, with Leslie Rausch and Dylan Wald practicing behind them:


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