Pacific Northwest Ballet http://www.kplu.org en At Pacific Northwest Ballet, an old 'Apollo' teaches a first-timer http://www.kplu.org/post/pacific-northwest-ballet-old-apollo-teaches-first-timer <p>The ballet &ldquo;Apollo&rdquo; features four dancers in a story about the Greek god of music and three muses.</p><p>It was a signature role for Peter Boal when he was a dancer with New York City Ballet.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:55:41 +0000 Florangela Davila 4674 at http://www.kplu.org At Pacific Northwest Ballet, an old 'Apollo' teaches a first-timer Seattle author looks "Inside the Land of Ballet" http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-author-looks-inside-land-ballet <p><a href="http://wheresnowflakesdanceandswear.com/what-is-ballet/about-stephen-manes">Stephen Manes </a>has been a TV writer, a children&#39;s author and a personal technology columnist for national publications. He&#39;s also co-authored a book about Bill Gates.</p><p>But he was a total outsider when it came to ballet.</p><p>He&#39;d been a patron of Seattle&#39;s <a href="http://www.pnb.org/">Pacific Northwest Ballet.</a> But it wasn&#39;t until a behind-the-scenes tour of the company for donors got him thinking: How much do pointe shoes cost? What&#39;s it take to mount a season? What&#39;s it like to be an artistic director, a dancer, a dance student, a stager, a costumer or a member of the orchestra?</p><p> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:09:07 +0000 Florangela Davila 2697 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle author looks "Inside the Land of Ballet" Whim W'him means new, gritty dance http://www.kplu.org/post/whim-whim-means-new-gritty-dance <p>On this morning, <a href="http://www.whimwhim.org/company/olivier-wevers/index.html">Olivier Wevers </a>is playing the role of costume manager, digging into a plastic bag and pulling out a pair of casual tank tops to give to his dancers.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-944409.mp3</p> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 17:23:22 +0000 Florangela Davila 498 at http://www.kplu.org Whim W'him means new, gritty dance The holiday magic makers http://www.kplu.org/post/holiday-magic-makers <p>There's about 180 roles in <a href="http://www.pnb.org/Season/10-11/Nutcracker/">Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker.</a> There’s also some engaging props like a Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes, and one enormous rat with a twitching tale.</p><blockquote><p>But the snow scene – the first time Clara dances with her Nutcracker-turned Prince is the sight to behold.</p></blockquote><p>The couple dance in the moonlight, surrounded by ballerina snowflakes dressed in pale blue skirts. A dusting of snow falls throughout the scene.</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:19:05 +0000 Florangela Davila 391 at http://www.kplu.org The holiday magic makers