Romeo et Juliette
Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm, Sun at 1 pm. Through Feb 10.
McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St
Music by Prokofiev, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Back in 2009, when Pacific Northwest Ballet first performed this R&J, Jen Graves wrote that artistic director Peter Boal "has beefed up PNB's short, experimental repertory, but his updating of [Kent Stowell's] Romeo and Juliet with Roméo et Juliette is proof that he's undermining convention on all fronts, refusing to ghettoize experimentalism. His unified vision can reach even the big-story ballets. And the audience is eating it up. It's understandable: Roméo et Juliette is hot. It seduces the audience with everything the dancers have, not just some of it—their command and their release; their Olympian ability not just to spin bolt upright but also to ache; their fingers, eyes, mouths; their acting. Feels are copped. Making out is not symbolized: It occurs." (Jen Graves) PNB at McCaw Hall.
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA, 98109