There are all kinds of reasons to see Pacific Northwest Ballet's Roméo et Juliette--Prokofiev's landmark score, choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's hybrid movement choices (combining balletic strength

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Roméo et Juliette

There are all kinds of reasons to see Pacific Northwest Ballet's Roméo et Juliette--Prokofiev's landmark score, choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's hybrid movement choices (combining balletic strength with contemporary expression), the stylish costumes by Jérôme Kaplan, and the scenic design of Ernest Pignon-Ernest. But among all of this, it's the characterization of the two main roles that really stands out. Shakespeare's young lovers are close to us all in their passionate squirminess, reminding us of the times when our own obsessions were so powerful they made our toes wiggle. James Moore and Kaori Nakamura share the title roles with Seth Orza and Carla Körbes. And before the company departs for New York to reprise Roméo, the Saturday, Feb. 9 performance will feature PNB alums Noelani Pantastico and Lucien Postlewaite. SANDRA KURTZ

Fri., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 3, 1 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 9, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 1 p.m., 2013

 
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