Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ <em>The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)</em> as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody) as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2018–19 Season Balances Old Favorites and Premieres

The upcoming slate also feature a Jerome Robbins Festival.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s seasons are always about finding a balance between classics, modern favorites, and new works. The company’s recently announced the lineup for the 2018–19 season fits the bill with fan favorites like The Sleeping Beauty and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Jerome Robbins Festival, and plenty of artistic premieres to give viewers a wide scope of stylistically diverse single and mixed-repertory program viewing options.

Up first in September is the Jerome Robbins Festival, celebrating the works of the legendary choreographer with two weeks of alternating programming. It includes Robbins staples like Circus Polka and West Side Story Suite, plus the PNB premiere of Other Dances. Next up is All Premiere, the first of the season’s three mixed-repertory programs. Living up to its title, the program consists of a world premiere piece by PNB’s own Kyle Davis and two PNB premieres: Alejandro Cerrudo’s Silent Ghost and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti. Following the usual holiday run of George’s Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty starts off the new year in early February. March’s Director’s Choice brings another triple premiere program: world premieres by Matthew Neenan and Robyn Mineko Williams, and the PNB premiere of In the Countenance of Kings by Justin Peck (with music by Sufjan Stevens). The narratives of Pinocchio and Shakespeare’s comic A Midsummer Night’s Dream follow, before things close out with the mixed program entitled Themes and Variations.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet 2018–19 Season Lineup

Sept 21–29 Jerome Robbins Festival

Nov 2–11: All Premiere

Nov 23–Dec 28: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Feb 1–10: The Sleeping Beauty

Mar 15–24: Director’s Choice

Mar 17–23: Pinocchio

Apr 12–21: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 31–June 9: Themes and Variations

Additional Performances

Sept 21 First Look Gala

June 9 Season Encore Performance

June 14 Choreographers’ Showcase

June 15 38th Annual PNB School Performances

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