Today: PNB presents a free ballet preview at the Downtown Library

Today: PNB presents a free ballet preview at the Downtown Library
Image: PNB / Angela Sterling

Can't make it to the ballet as often as you want? Downtown workers can still get some culture with a free preview of Pacific Northwest Ballet's "KYLIAN + PITE"  today at the central branch of the Seattle Public Library.

The lunchtime lecture and discussion, which is hosted by PNB’s educational programs manager, Doug Fullington, will last one hour, and will include audio and video excerpts. The audience will also be given the chance to ask questions about the performance, or the 2013-2014 season. 

"KYLIAN + PITE"  highlights the choreography of Jiri Kylian and Crystal Pite, and features several new movements, including one world premiere.

Audiences can expect an arresting, dynamic performance. 

"We’ve done two Kylian works before," says PNB's artistic director Peter Boal, "it’s never what you expect. It’s always a different direction, and a different shape that the dancers make. You just feel the innovation."

Today's preview is part of an ongoing series of free outreach programs presented at the library. For information about upcoming presentations, you can check the library's calendar, or visit PNB's website.

"KYLIAN + PITE" opens this Friday at McCaw Hall, and runs through November 17.