Pacific Northwest Ballet http://kuow.org en Peter Boal: From Dancer To Mentor http://kuow.org/post/peter-boal-dancer-mentor <p></p><p>When Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal arrived in Seattle in 2005, he was ready to lead Seattle's premier dance company into the 21st century. It was a challenge that excited him, but becoming the head of his own company meant that Boal had to leave behind his own long and celebrated career with New York City Ballet. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:13:07 +0000 Marcie Sillman 32144 at http://kuow.org Peter Boal: From Dancer To Mentor Choreographer Crystal Pite Brings Work To PNB http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-crystal-pite-brings-work-pnb <p>Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite might actually be better known in Europe than here on the North American continent. The Vancouver Island native trained in ballet and danced with Ballet British Columbia before moving to Europe to perform with legendary American choreographer William Forsythe. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 23255 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Crystal Pite Brings Work To PNB Twyla Tharp Creates New Work For Pacific Northwest Ballet http://kuow.org/post/twyla-tharp-creates-new-work-pacific-northwest-ballet <p>Pacific Northwest Ballet&#39;s Studio C is a big rehearsal hall, with the same dimensions as the stage at nearby McCaw Hall where PNB performs. Despite its size, on this afternoon the room feels packed to the gills. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:46:19 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20899 at http://kuow.org Twyla Tharp Creates New Work For Pacific Northwest Ballet A Conversation With Al Gore http://kuow.org/post/conversation-al-gore <p></p><p>Al Gore has been delving into the future. The former vice president and media mogul (he just sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera English) says we are at the dawn of a new era.</p><p>In his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” he takes an in-depth look at major shifts occurring in the world: globalization linked to automation and digital connections that are shaping a world where fewer workers are needed; population growth coinciding with a widening gulf between the haves and have-nots; new biological breakthroughs that are bringing humans into control of evolution.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 8195 at http://kuow.org A Conversation With Al Gore The Art Of Preserving Balanchine Ballets http://kuow.org/post/art-preserving-balanchine-ballets <p></p><p>If you ask American ballet dancers to name the person with the biggest impact on their artform, chances are they'll answer: George Balanchine.</p><p>"George Balanchine changed the way we look at dance," enthuses Seattle arts writer Sandi Kurtz. "In the same way Picasso changed the way we look at visual art, the same way Mozart changed what we heard in the concert hall."</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:40:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 7558 at http://kuow.org The Art Of Preserving Balanchine Ballets Same-Sex Marriage Arrives In Washington State http://kuow.org/post/same-sex-marriage-arrives-washington-state <p></p><p>Washington state began handing out same-sex marriage licenses last night; the weddings will start on Sunday. We talk with some of the couples who showed up in downtown Seattle at midnight to be among the first to get a marriage license.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4632 at http://kuow.org Same-Sex Marriage Arrives In Washington State