24 episodes

One hour before every repertory performance, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Audience Education Manger, Doug Fullington presents an engaging 30-minute introduction to the performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history and the process of bringing ballet to the stage.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Doug Fullington

    • Performing Arts

One hour before every repertory performance, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Audience Education Manger, Doug Fullington presents an engaging 30-minute introduction to the performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history and the process of bringing ballet to the stage.

    Themes & Variations (2018-2019 Season)

    Themes & Variations (2018-2019 Season)

    In 2015, Price Suddarth was the youngest choreographer to create a work for Pacific Northwest Ballet - we're happy to have Signature back this season. George Balanchine's Tarantella is a total showpiece, originally choreographed for NYCB firecrackers Patricia McBride and Edward Villella (the same original cast for Rubies). José Limón's The Moor’s Pavane is a dramatic and emotional re-telling of Shakespeare’s Othello, all in the form of two couples dancing. And we close the performance with George Balanchine's Theme and Variations, which is the ultimate display of classical ballet.

    • 27 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018-2019 Season)

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018-2019 Season)

    We have performed A Midsummer Nights' Dream over 100 times in the history of  Pacific Northwest Ballet, we have taken it on tour to many places including Istanbul, Hong Kong and Scotland. In fact, Doug Fullington went on the 2001 tour to London (where it was filmed and released by the BBC) and was in charge of the 24 student "bugs"! Learn how ballet companies have to get permission from the Balanchine Trust to alter George Balanchine's works, and who started out as a Hound, and is now performing the role of Titania.

    • 30 min
    Q & A - Costume Shop Manager, Larae Hascall

    Q & A - Costume Shop Manager, Larae Hascall

    After 36-years of working in the PNB costume shop, Larae Hascall has some stories to tell. In her final season as Costume Shop Manager, we get to ask questions about the original build of A Midsummer Night's Dream and all the nitty gritty behind the scenes details. The interview was led by Audience Education Manger, Doug Fullington.

    • 48 min
    Director's Choice (2018-2019 Season)

    Director's Choice (2018-2019 Season)

    Doug Fullington always has the inside scoop on all things PNB: we learn why Bacchus’ costumes are hues of purple, his admiration of Alicia Walter’s voice in Robyn Mineko Williams’ The Trees The Trees, and the challenges of conducting an Orchestra for ballet (which Doug is doing in Director’s Choice!).

    • 32 min
    The Sleeping Beauty (2018-2019 Season)

    The Sleeping Beauty (2018-2019 Season)

    No one is better suited to take you through the rich history of The Sleeping Beauty than Doug Fullington. He explains the "Vision Scene" and how it emulates the super natural ballets of the 1800's, like Giselle and La Sylphide. This production closely follows the Royal Ballet's version of The Sleeping Beauty. It's staged by Ronald Hynd who joined the Royal Ballet in 1951 and his wife Annette Page often danced the role of Aurora there. They set the ballet on us in 2001, and eighteen years later, this will be the last time we perform this version of The Sleeping Beauty.

    • 30 min
    All Premiere (2018-2019 Season)

    All Premiere (2018-2019 Season)

    The ALL PREMIERE program includes three new-to-Seattle dance works and Doug Fullington, Audience Education Manager gives you all the information you need to know to best enjoy this performance. Kyle Davis' A Dark and Lonely Space uses the music of cinematic composer, Michael Giacchino (Up, Coco, the new Stars Wars) and a cast of 24 dancers for his first commission for PNB. Silent Ghost is the second work on the program, choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo. It is an intimate work without being sentimental, and leaves you wanting more. Cacti is Alexander Ekman's response to the culture of arts critics. This hilarious commentary on contemporary dance is a must see (plus you won't want to miss Doug Fullington CONDUCTING the Orchestra in this work!).

    • 32 min

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