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A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Pacific Northwest Ballet

Photo © Angela Sterling

George Balanchine once played an elf in A Midsummer Night's Dream. This was when he was a little kid in Russia, but he reportedly remembered numerous lines from the play and, after he grew up and became a world-famous choreographer, he loved to quote them (in, y'know...Russian).

You won't hear many (or any) of those lines in PNB's celebrated staging of Balanchine's Midsummer. This is a story told through dance. And what a dance it is; dance writer Anita Finkel has called Balanchine's Midsummer“possibly the greatest narrative ballet of all time.” It's a big, lush, fantastical production with incredible dancing and a story you can follow. What's not to love?

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pacific Northwest Ballet
April 8 - 17

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