Fall into Dance this Autumn!

Fall is here, and that means the kick-off of The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2013-14 season!

In conjunction with the PNB, The Seattle Public Photo © Angela Sterling / Pacific Northwest BalletLibrary is pleased to once again host its ballet preview series at the Central Library. Presented by the PNB’s Educational Programs Manager, Doug Fullington, this free lecture series educates dance lovers on the company’s upcoming productions and the history and nuances of ballet and dance in general. Integrating video, sound, and discussion, these hour-long talks are a relaxing way to spend your lunch hour. (Brown bag lunches are welcome.)

Whether you’re attending the ballet this fall or merely curious about ballet, you’re welcome to attend this lecture series. The first preview, AIR TWYLA, will take place this Tuesday, September 24 at noon. See the complete schedule of the 2013-14 previews for more information. Continue reading “Fall into Dance this Autumn!”

Music at the Library in April

The Library’s April programs offer previews of ballet and opera, and a live music concert. All programs are in the Microsoft Auditorium, First Floor, Central Library.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview: Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake
12– 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 7

swan-lake-korbesherdcompany-07-245-crasDiscover Kent Stowell’s exquisite choreography and Tchaikovsky’s beautifully expressive music in a preview of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s April production of Swan Lake. Popular speaker Doug Fullington will offer insights into the ballet in this informal lecture which includes videorecorded ballet excerpts. Portions of the 1895 St. Petersburg production retained in Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake will be included in the lecture. Continue reading “Music at the Library in April”

Music at the Library in March

In a previous post we gave you an overview of the many arts programs that take place every month at the Library.

Now I would like to tell you about three exciting musical events that are coming up in March.  All these programs take place in the Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium.  Check the Library Calendar of Events for more details.

University of Washington World Series Preview
Noon, Thursday, March 5

calebasse_1Every year the University of Washington brings top-notch performers from all over the world to the stage of Meany Hall in four series: World Dance, World Music & Theatre, Solo Piano, and International Chamber Music.
Come and find out about the wonderful and varied performances coming up at Meany Hall this spring.  Gretchen Douma, the Series’ Public Relations Director, will describe what we have to look forward to. Her talk will be illustrated with video clips of the performers.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview:
Broadway Festival
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If you are thinking of attending a Pacific Northwest Ballet performance, be sure to catch one our previews, which take place a few days before the opening of each new PNB program. Doug Fullington, a popular and entertaining speaker on dance, presents these informal previews, which include videotaped dance excerpts.

The March program, “Broadway Festival”, consists of four Continue reading “Music at the Library in March”

Pacific Northwest Ballet Previews at The Seattle Public Library

Plan now to attend the free lunchtime previews of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s wonderfully adventurous 2008-2009 season. PNB’s Education Programs manager, Doug Fullington, will offer entertaining insights on the ballets, complete with video excerpts. These lecture/video previews take place at noon, in the Central Library’s Microsoft Auditorium, First floor,1000 Fourth Ave. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, September 23 – All Tharp
Opus 111** – Johannes Brahms/Twyla Tharp
Afternoon Ball** – Vladimir Martynov/Twyla Tharp
Nine Sinatra Songs -Songs sung by Frank Sinatra/Twyla Tharp

Tuesday, November 4 – New Works
A Garden* – Richard Strauss/Mark Morris
M-Pulse** – Cristina Spinei/Kiyon Gaines
3 Movements** – Steve Reich/Benjamin Millepied
One Flat Thing Reproduced – Thom Willems/William Forsythe
Tuesday, January 27 – George Balanchine’s Jewels
Emeralds – Gabriel Fauré/George Balanchine Continue reading “Pacific Northwest Ballet Previews at The Seattle Public Library”

All Robbins all evening: a Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview

Pacific Northwest Ballets dancers inDiscover the artistry of choreographer Jerome Robbins at a lecture and video preview of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s program, All Robbins. All Robbins includes three ballets: Fancy Free, In the Night and The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody) with music by Leonard Bernstein and Chopin.

Doug Fullington, Educational Programs Manager at PNB will discuss the cheorographer and the three ballets and answer questions Continue reading “All Robbins all evening: a Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview”