Tuesday, February 3, 2009

PNB 2009-2010...

The subscription renewal form for Pacific Northwest Ballet came in today's mail. Upcoming pieces include:

Balanchine's Coppélia
Romeo et Juliette (Saw in Feb. 2008)
Artifact II
Mopey (chor. by Marco Goecke - see his unusual Nutcracker on Youtube)
Lambarena (1, 2, 3)
Waterbaby Bagatelles from Twyla Tharp
Balanchine in America Festival, including Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Square Dance, and The Four Temperaments
Also listed were new works from Ulysses Dove, Jiri Kylian, and Val Caniparoli.

I'm most excited about Coppélia. Léo Delibes wrote the score and it is, without doubt, my favorite piece of classical music. The plot, like most ballets, can be rather laughable, but oh - the music! Whenever I'm stressed while driving it is the piece I click my ipod to and then I swing away.

The Waterbay Bagatelles looks very interesting. I like Twyla's pieces!

Still to come this year is Broadway Classics. "Take 5, More or Less" is brilliant. I found this little bit online, but it's rather disappointing - SO much better in person and when you get to see the entire thing.

Youtube is always fun to watch ballet on - you never know what you're going to get. I love the comedic pieces - Go For Barocco I and II, for instance. My daughters LOVE this one from the movie "Center Stage".

Anyway, I do think I'm going to renew for the year. I have a few months before I have to do so (and pay!) and I will also be waiting for the final calendar to come out.

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