Pacific Northwest Ballet
Rep 6 - All Tharp (2021-22 Season)

Rep 6 - All Tharp (2021-22 Season)

June 16, 2022

Doug Fullington closes out PNB's 2021-22 Season with an overview of our final rep of the season, ALL THARP. ALL THARP features three of the many varied dance works by legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp. Fullington talks through the Scottish-themed Brief Fling, the nod to Tharp's Shaker roots Sweet Fields, and PNB fan favorite Waiting at the Station. 

Swan Lake (2021/22 Season)

Swan Lake (2021/22 Season)

May 9, 2022

Recorded live at McCaw Hall, enjoy Doug Fullington's pre-show Ballet Talk about Kent Stowell's Swan Lake. Fullington covers a brief history of the ballet, Swan Lake's history at PNB, and answers audience questions. 

Rep 4 - Plot Points (2021-2022 Season)

Rep 4 - Plot Points (2021-2022 Season)

March 30, 2022

Doug Fullington talks all things PLOT POINTS, PNB's fourth rep of the 2021-2022 Season. Fullington's pre-performance talk from the Saturday night show takes you through Robyn Mineko Williams' world premiere work for PNB Before I Was, David Parsons' Caught, Crystal Pite's Plot Point, and the PNB premiere of Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing

Ballet Talk Roméo et Juliette (2021-22 Season)

Ballet Talk Roméo et Juliette (2021-22 Season)

February 23, 2022

Listen to Doug Fullington's opening night talk about Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette. Fullington talks through the history of the ballet from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Sergei Prokofiev's haunting score, and answers a few audience questions including a few about retiring PNB Principal dancer Noelani Pantastico. 

Recorded at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle on February 4, 2022. 

Rep 2 - Beyond Ballet (2021-22 Season)

Rep 2 - Beyond Ballet (2021-22 Season)

November 18, 2021

Ballet Talk is back in person! This episode was recorded was recorded on opening night of PNB's second rep of the 2021/22 Season, BEYOND BALLET. Former Manager of Audience Education Doug Fullington walks a small live audience through the three works that make up BEYOND BALLET. As we celebrate internationally acclaimed choreographers Ulysses Dove, Jessica Lang, and Alonzo King, we can find even more beauty in their common threads. The combination of Ulysses Dove's mournful Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Jessica Lang's haunting Ghost Variations, and the PNB Premiere of Alonzo King's The Personal Element promises unmatched emotion, expression, and musicality.

Rep 1-Singularly Cerrudo (2021/22 Season)

Rep 1-Singularly Cerrudo (2021/22 Season)

September 14, 2021

Join PNB's former Manager of Audience Education Doug Fullington in kicking off the 2021/22 season with SINGULARLY CERRUDO. The triple bill celebrates the creative power of PNB’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo in the presentation of his most beloved work. Breathe in the moving tranquility of Silent Ghost, get a tantalizing look at the spectacular teamwork in an excerpt from One Thousand Pieces, and journey through the unexpected twists and turns of Little mortal jump. At the center of it all? Spectacular dancing and Cerrudo’s compelling perspective on humanity.

Rep 6 (Digital Season)

Rep 6 (Digital Season)

June 7, 2021

Doug Fullington talks about PNB's conclusion of our first-ever digital season with two world premiere works choreographed, rehearsed, and filmed exclusively for the digital stage by Tony-award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, and artistic director of Ballet Met, Edwaard Liang. PNB's Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's cheeky work, PACOPEPEPLUTO, closes out the triple bill.

Coppelia (2020-2021 Digital Season)

Coppelia (2020-2021 Digital Season)

May 3, 2021

Doug Fullington's pre-performance Ballet Talk on George Balanchine's Coppélia.

 

Rep 4 (2020-2021 Digital Season)

Rep 4 (2020-2021 Digital Season)

March 29, 2021

Doug Fullington's pre-performance Ballet Talk for Rep 4 of PNB's Digital Season features your behind the scenes look at Doris Duke Artist award winner Donald Byrd's world premiere work And the sky is not cloudy all day, and residenct choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's second premiere for PNB, Future Memory, both created and produced just for the digital stage.

Joining the program is an encore presentation of Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Rep 2 (2020-2021 Digital Season)

Rep 2 (2020-2021 Digital Season)

March 29, 2021

Doug Fullington is back to guide us through his Ballet Talk for Rep 2 of PNB's Digital Season. Rep 2 celebrates a lineage of female choreographers each with their own bright and arresting perspective. Doug guides us through the world premiere works Ghost Variations by Jessica Lang and Penny Saunders' Wonderland; each created for the digital stage, conceived, rehearsed, and produced during the pandemic. These new works were joined by a series of male solos from Twyla Tharp's Waterbaby Bagatelles and a new-to-PNB work by Susan Marshall, Arms.

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