<strong>Pacific Northwest Ballet presents <em>Worlds to Come</em>, a final program of premieres for its 50th Anniversary Season</strong>

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Worlds to Come, a final program of premieres for its 50th Anniversary Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet brings down the curtain on its 50th Anniversary Season with a mixed-plate of new dance works, including world premieres from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Hong Kong Ballet’s Coco Chanel) and PNB Artistic Director Kiyon Ross (Sum Stravinsky), as well as the on-stage premiere of Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between WorldsWorlds to Come runs for seven performances, June 2 through 11 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

“’Choreographers of our time’ would seem to be an overused and odd phrase. However, when I consider works by Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Kiyon Ross, the words seem to fit,” said PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal, in commenting on the Worlds to Come line-up. “Edwaard uses the language of dance to explore themes of connection and distance between people. Dance becomes a lens through which we contemplate the elimination of barriers, while discovering unexpected points of connection. Annabelle is a fearless storyteller addressing concepts and subjects with a devotion and perspective that guides us to newfound understanding. In her newest work for PNB, she uses the Scarab beetle and the Egyptian god Khepri, both associated with rebirth and renewal, as sources of inspiration. Kiyon is a true neo-classicist with a fresh approach to choreography and color that feels very much part of his generation. We see the infinite and exciting possibilities through dance. In Worlds to Come, each choreographer, in collaboration with composers and designers, creates work that reflects our time.”   

The Worlds to Come program line-up includes: Khepri, Annabella Lopez Ochoa’s world premiere; The Veil Between Worlds, Edwaard Liang’s live performance premiere; and …throes of increasing wonder, Kiyon Ross’ world premiere. 

In addition to the performances running June 2-11, there will be a PNB conversation and dress rehearsal on June 1 at 5:30 pm in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall with PNB Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Cou and PNB Associate Artistic Director Kiyon Ross and composer Cristina Spinei. Additionally, Ballet Talks will take place one hour before each performance and are free to ticketholders to attend. Immediately following each performance, ticketholders may attend Meet the Artist for a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers.

Tickets for the live performances of Worlds to Come are $37 – $195. Groups of ten or more may enjoy discounts up to 20% off regular prices. The program will also stream digitally from June 15 through 19. Tickets for the digital access are $35. 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 PNB.org.