The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents
By The Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
(Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 9781570614699, 96pp.)
Publication Date: October 11, 2005
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For more than 20 years, the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of Nutcracker has been the Christmas family event to attend in the Northwest. Highlighted by Maurice Sendak’s stunning production design and Kent Stowell’s inventive choreography (which emphasizes the darker psychological aspects of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s original story), the ballet has been a critical and popular success. Fans of the performance can now relive each scene through the pages of this exquisite keepsake edition. From the Christmas party where young Clara is given a simple nutcracker, to her adventures and romance in the enchanted kingdom of the Nutcracker Prince, Angela Sterling’s photographs capture all the magic of this beloved work. Designed for children, the book’s handsome images and seasonal charm make this a thoughtful gift for adult balletomanes as well.
The Pacific Northwest Ballet grew from a small regional organization into an internationally celebrated company renowned for its superb performances and exciting choreography. It is located in Seattle. Angela Sterling lives in Boston and Seattle.
Reviews for PNB’s Nutcracker stage performance: "Forget the Space Needle, forget the Ring Cycle—this Nutcracker alone is worth a trip to Seattle." –Newsweek "I have seen the designs for your Nutcracker by Maurice Sendak. I thought they were absol