Suspension of Disbelief

For over a decade I have been developing a truly unique movement language. As an invited choreographer, I have put this new idiom through its paces with several companies in the U.S. and Europe, and I have seen it mature through working with my own company, Rubberbandance Group. I work with a fusion of classical, contemporary, and urban dance experiences, to explore human relations while searching to re-invent the way we experience live performance. I believe that my work will gently push both the PNB dancers and public out their habitual comfort zones. I am excited to introduce my vision to PBN and to its Seattle audience, who I think will find it refreshing and inspiring.

Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. In July 2005, Peter Boal became artistic director, succeeding Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, artistic directors since 1977. The Company of nearly fifty dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle and on tour. The Company has toured to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, and throughout the United States, with celebrated appearances at Jacob’s Pillow and in New York City and Washington DC. Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts.

Suspension of Disbelief was presented for the first time as part of All Premiere for the Pacific Northwest Ballet at the McCaw Hall in Seattle (US) in November 2006.


To come


Music : Mitchell Akiyama

Choreography : Victor Quijada

Costume Design : Mark Zappone

Lighting Design : Yan Lee Chan

Conductor : Stewart Kershaw

With : Lindsi Dec, Chalnessa Eames, Maria Chapman, Rachel Foster, Noelani Pantastico, Taurean Green, Benjamin Griffiths, James Moore, Jonathan Porretta, Lucien Postlewaite and Olivier Wevers.

© Photo by Angela Sterling