Pacific Northwest Ballet turns to regional talent for the mixed-bill Locally Sourced, which will play for just seven performances, November 8–17, and includes three world premieres.
Love and Loss
In Donald Byrd’s sixth work created for Pacific Northwest ballet, a cast of 22 dancers will perform to music by Emmanuel Witzthum.
Donald Byrd is a Tony-nominated (The Color Purple) and Bessie Award-winning (The Minstrel Show) choreographer. He has been the Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle since 2002. He has created dance works for many leading companies and was recently named a 2019 Doris Duke Artist Awardee.
F O I L
In her first work for the Pacific Northwest Ballet mainstage, Eva Stone choreographs a work to music from five women composers and collaborates with an all-woman design team.
Eva Stone is the founder and producer of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a a contemporary dance festival held annually in Bellevue. She has been teaching and lecturing throughout the Puget Sound since 1995 and is currently on faculty at Spectrum Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she initiated the New Voices choreography course for young women.
Wash of Gray
Also choreographing for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s mainstage for the first time will be Miles Pertl, a PNB company dancer who is collaborating with his sister, visual artist Sydney M. Pertl. Together, with composer Jherek Bischoff, they are creating a multi-media dance work.
Seattle native Miles Pertl has choreographed works for PNB’s NEXT STEP and PNB School’s annual School Performance as well as the Noverre Society in Stuttgart, Danza Estate in Gubbio, Italy, and New Moves in Amsterdam. With a love of both dance and art, he has teamed up with his sister, artist Sydney M. Pertl, to form SeaPertl Productions, an organization which seeks to showcase both worlds and shine a spotlight on local talent.