Subtlety and bravado come together for a diverse and entertaining evening.
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle – May 30, 2015
Alexei Ratmansky’s fondness for Dmitri Shostakovich’s music is reaffirmed in Concerto DSCH, a delightful partnership of music and dance that illuminates both. The touching pas de deux between Lesley Rausch and Batkhurel Bold negates any need for narrative, and amusing phrasings by company dancers acknowledge the idiosyncrasies of life and adds the human touch.
Kent Stowell presents Carl Orff’s 1937 musical cantata, Carmina Burana as the full theatrical production that Orff intended. PNB dancers come together with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, over 70 choir singers, three opera soloists, and scenic design by the award-winning Ming Cho Lee, for an impressive production.