Pacific Northwest Ballet's 3 By Dove
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From ballet to breakdancing, Cornerstone Studio's spin on the holiday favorite The Nutcracker features gorgeous costumes, splendid sets and a cast of more than 70 dancers, ranging in ages from 5 to adult. An enchanting production for audiences of all ages, Tchaikovsky's masterpiece follows young Clara. She receives the gift of a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, magically leading to a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince and an epic battle between mice and toys, and ends with a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Learn More
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Vespers (Mikel Rouse/Ulysses Dove)
Red Angels (Richard Einhorn/Ulysses Dove)
Suspension of Disbelief (Mitchell Akiyama/Victor Quijada)
Serious Pleasures* (Robert Ruggieri/Ulysses Dove)—PNB Premiere
"I am interested in passion," Dove said about his work. "In every embrace, every second of life [should be] lived so fully that there can be no regrets, no retreats, no looking back" (Connoisseur). The late Ulysses Dove (1947–1996) documented life in the language of dance and left a legacy that speaks with Teutonic energy, relentless drive, and open desire.
Performed to an electric-violin score, Red Angels' four dancers confront the audience in a series of scorching solos and duets and then walk away into a fiery landscape, arms raised like wings. Vespers' six women draw on Dove's memories of his grandmother's congregation, their strength in harmony, and their determined struggle to reach the light. In Serious Pleasures, a PNB premiere, Dove uses light to create doorways and pathways to the social turmoil of the 80's, where human isolation, alienation, and intersection are portrayed with stunning clarity and signature athleticism.
Contemporary dance-fusion choreographer Victor Quijada credits Dove among those who have inspired his work. Quijada's Suspension of Disbelief, a 2006 World Premiere, also joins the program—"The energy was loose and twisty...a sped-up chain of unexpected movements, seemed impossibly fluid...The audience roared approval." (The Seattle Times). This program is suggested for mature audiences.
About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts.