Pacific Northwest Ballet Love and Loss shines a spotlight on works premiered through PNB’s New Works Initiative

Pacific Northwest Ballet Love and Loss shines a spotlight on works premiered through PNB’s New Works Initiative

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2023-24 Season with a trio of works that all sprang to life as a result of PNB’s New Works Initiative. Donald Byrd’s haunting Love and Loss premiered in 2019, and Wartime Elegy, Alexei Ratmansky’s tribute to his beloved homeland of Ukraine, followed in 2022. Rounding out the program is the world premiere of a new work by inventive Australian choreographer (and newly-appointed artistic director of Oregon Ballet Theatre) Danielle Rowe. Love and Loss plays seven performances only, November 3 through 12 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at just $38. The program will also stream digitally November 16 – 20. Digital access is available by subscription. For tickets and additional information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online 24/7 at 

Since its launch in 2005, PNB’s New Works Initiative has facilitated the creation and premiere of nearly 150 dance works, helping to define the artistic vision of the company. Choreographers whose work has been made possible through the Initiative include Donald Byrd, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, Justin Peck, Crystal Pite, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Twyla Tharp, and others. Additionally, PNB’s robust digital work has created an opportunity to feature choreographers within the company, like Kyle Davis, Amanda Morgan, Miles Pertl, Price Suddarth, Leah Terada, and Dylan Wald. The New Works Initiative covers costs ranging from choreographers to designers, composers, and other related expenses. For more information, visit

In addition to performances, PNB offers several special events.

PNB Conversations & Dress Rehearsal will be on November 2, 5:30 pm at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall. Join PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal, in conversation with Dani Rowe. PNB Conversations offer in-depth interviews with artists involved in putting PNB’s repertory on stage. Attend the Conversations event only or stay for the dress rehearsal of Petite Mort. Tickets (suggested donation of $25) are available through the PNB Box Office.

Join dance historian Doug Fullington for Ballet Talk, a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design, and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.

Finally, skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers, immediately following each performance. FREE for ticketholders. 

For information about special ticket offers including group discounts, The Pointe, Pay-What-You-Can, rush tickets, Beer and Ballet night, TeenTix, and more, visit