Pacific Northwest Ballet's 3 By Dove
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The last date listed for Pacific Northwest Ballet: 3 By Dove was Friday March 19, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Currently at McCaw Hall:
- Full Price:
- $63.00 - $116.00
- Our Price:
- $44.00 - $70.00
Enjoy a fairy tale getaway in an enchanted forest as Pacific Northwest Ballet transforms Shakespeare's beloved comedy into a shimmering ballet filled with moonlit nights, fairy magic and romance. A Midsummer Night's Dream conjures all-ages magic as it chronicles the heartbreaking confusions and happy reunions between a group of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Pacific Northwest Ballet's exquisitely detailed production boasts George Balanchine's unrivaled choreography, Tony-winning Martin Pakledinaz's costumes and scenery, a celebrated score by Felix Mendelssohn and magic-infused lighting design to create a truly enchanting atmosphere. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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.