In rehearsal with PNB corps dancer Angelica Generosa and Tharp

When legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp finally caved to Pacific Northwest Ballet Artist Director Peter Boal's frequent requests to come work with the company, it was a given that her elite talents would be showcased on the grandest of stages. PNB opens its 2013–14 season with Air Twyla (Sept 27–Oct 6), a fresh collection of three Tharp's works. The program features the world premiere of Waiting at the Station, a collaboration with noted New Orleans R&B composer Allen Toussaint, the PNB premiere of the Scottish-leaning Brief Fling, and the Ol' Blue Eyes inspired Nine Sinatra Songs.

Dance lovers can get an early peek at Air Twyla with a lecture-performance Twyla Tharp on Stage on September 25 at 6:30. The event will feature the choreographer explaining her process and excerpts from the dances. Tickets for the lecture-performance at McCaw Hall are $25, and the proceedings (sans Waiting at the Station's run-thru) will also be streamed for free at

For more on the acclaimed choreographer, check out 13 Things We Learned About Twyla Tharp from our Fall Arts Preview package.

Air Twyla 
Sept 27–Oct 6, McCaw Hall, $28–$174

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