Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in Crystal Pite’s Emergence, which PNB is presenting as part of a mixed rep with three other works, November 6 – 15, 2015.
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Emergence
I’m not one to use the term brilliant often. But that’s the most apt descriptor for Crystal Pite’s Emergence. That, along with sexy, dark, aggressive and jaw dropping fabulous. Consider: all the dancers enter the stage from a tunnel; the women are in what look like black corsets with face masks; when the women march on pointe Rockettes-style, they are nothing but fierce. Pite was inspired in part by bees and their hive mentality (the Owen Belton score features insect sounds). What she’s created and what the company delivers is a hands down tour de force. Emergence is the fourth work in this all-contemporary rep. Another rep production that is not to be missed is Jessica Lang's, The Calling. One dancer in a huge, sweeping skirt. You’ll be talking about it during the first intermission.
If you go: PNB’s Emergence, McCaw Hall, Through Nov. 15 (Tickets start at $30) --F.D.