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