In January 2008, Pacific Northwest Ballet brought Jean-Christophe Maillot’s masterful Roméo et Juliette to Seattle for its west coast premiere, making PNB the first American company to perform the work. This three-act interpretation of Shakespeare’s great love story was premiered in 1996 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, where Maillot is resident choreographer and artistic director. His contemporary interpretation has been hailed as “one of the most beautiful ballets adapted from Shakespeare’s masterpiece that can be seen today” (Scènes Magazine).
Now, five years after its Seattle debut, this unforgettable three-act interpretation of Shakespeare’s great love story returns as PNB continues its 40th anniversary season with performances in Seattle (February 1-10 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall) and in New York (for three performances on February 15 and 16 at NY City Center). See below for show times, information and ticket details.
Former PNB principal dancers – now members of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo – Noelani Pantastico and Lucien Postlewaite, will return for one performance of Roméo et Juliette, reprising their celebrated title roles in Seattle on February 9.
Showtimes and tickets:
Seattle: Showtimes are 7:30 pm February 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, with 2:00 pm matinees on February 2 and 9, and 1:00 pm matinees on February 3 and 10. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at www.pnb.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer St.
New York City: Showtimes are 8:00 pm on February 15 and 16, with an additional 2:00 pm matinee on February 16. Tickets start at $25; call CityTix at 212-581-1212, online at www.nycitycenter.org, or in person at the City Center Box Office, 131 W 55th Street (between 6th & 7th). PNB’s New York tour is sponsored by Raisbeck Engineering.
Caption: Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Kaori Nakamura and James Moore in Jean Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo © Angela-Sterling