Sandra Kurtz

Dance: Tutu Trade-Offs

A rotating cast makes for shifting interpretations of a PNB classic.

Spring Arts: Maureen Whiting’s Immaculate Combustion

The choreographer’s work seems to emerge from a world without influence.

Vintage Steps

A charming (but not too retro) cabaret antidote to post-holiday stress.

Search and Replay

Memories and fantasies spill out of Pat Graney’s Mind.

PICK “Men in Dance”: They’re Not Just for Lifting Anymore

With cameos by Edward Gorey and Thelonious Monk, this uni-gender festival satisfies.


Befort’s blackouts and mannequin hands.

How Happy an Ending?

PNB’s Robbins program speaks to the company’s continuing evolution under Peter Boal.

Super Animalistic

Zoe Scofield takes traditional technique into the jungle.

The Laugher Curve

PNB’s dancers prove oddity and agility can mix.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

An omnibus of choreography hits town


Tonya Lockyer writes her résumé with her feet

“Director’s Choice” Isn’t Real Ballet

And for the most part, that’s a good thing.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Two new pieces by favorite choreographers

The Exile Project Is a Cry Against Incarceration That’s a Little Too Much

The characters are burdened with tribulations that are almost biblical.

La Compañía Nacional de Danza

Lush, powerful combinations of ballet and modern

Performance Memoirs

Art behind the hotel-room door

The Theater of Needless Talents

A dance cabaret remembers the six million

Simple Measures

A beat they can dance to

Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette Is Not Traditional

But the young lovers are heartbreakingly believable.

Romeo et Juliette

PNB rotates its Romeo