a cocktail reception, enjoy the performance, then head backstage for an
elegant black-tie dinner and auction featuring a costume parade of Ian
Falconer’s designs for PNB’s new production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. The party continues with dessert, drinks, and dancing onstage.
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm Pacific Northwest Ballet Season Opening Performance
SEE THE MUSIC
Tide Harmonic Talbot/Wheeldon
Prodigal Son Prokofiev/Balanchine
The Concert Chopin/ Robbins
8:30 pm (approximately) Backstage Gala Dinner and Dancing
This year's “Raise the Paddle”, which will be held during dinner, will support PNB’s innovative dance diversity program, DanceChance. DanceChance provides free training to partner Seattle Public School students with a talent for classical ballet. Through DanceChance, PNB seeks to increase diversity within the organization and throughout the ballet world by training and encouraging future dancers, audience members, and ballet advocates.