Pacific Northwest Ballet Opening Performance
11/2/2012 7:30 PM
A four-pack of world premieres underscores the deep commitment to dance innovation and the encouragement of emerging choreographers which has been central to PNB’s mission from its inception. Headliner Mark Morris, recognized as his generation’s dance pioneer and considered the most musical choreographer in the world, debuts his first commissioned ballet for PNB, set to a cello concerto Kammermusik No. 3, Op. 36 No. 2 by Paul Hindemith. Artistic Director Peter Boal developed NEXT STEP choreographers’ showcase to cultivate the Company's current crop of young dance-makers. NEXT STEP veteran and Company soloist Kiyon Gaines debuts his second ballet for the mainstage, Sum Stravinsky, an homage to inspirations George Balanchine and Kent Stowell. Another pair of NEXT STEP participants, corps de ballet dancers Margaret Mullin and Andrew Bartee, make professional leaps forward with their first works for PNB’s repertory, Lost in Light and arms that work.