Director's Choice


Fri Mar 16, 2018 – Sun Mar 25, 2018

Partner Organization

Pacific Northwest Ballet


McCaw Hall
Seattle Center
321 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

PETER BOAL’S ANNUAL SELECTION offers audiences a riveting duet, a favorite work, a little controversy, and a world premiere by PNB dancer Ezra Thomson. The limbs of a bonded pair sculpt open air in Slingerland Duet, and pure athleticism surges like reverb from Red Angels‘ electric violin. Audiences have another chance to debate William Forsythe’s contrapuntal One Flat Thing, reproduced, as the dancers take cues from each other on, under, and around 20 tables.


THROWBACK: Three Teen Takes on PNB’s One Flat Thing

When Pacific Northwest Ballet premiered William Forsythe's One Flat Thing Reproduced in 2008 it caused quite a stir, polarizing audiences and prompting questions about what defines "ballet." In early versions of the Press Corps, teen reviewers tackled the debut of One Flat Thing. Read these impressions from 10 years ago, then go see it for yourself! The piece has been remounted this weekend in PNB's Director's Choice program! 

"Calculated Chaos" By Greta R.

A dancer's leg kicks upward at the exact moment that an adjacent dancer's arm shoots outward and hand clenches; the two...

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