Onsite Event:
Ballet Coast to Coast
(Leir Stage)

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Aug 25 - Aug 29

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This performance took place August 25-29, 2021. Scroll for bonus content!

Leading artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet took the stage in a Pillow-exclusive program that highlighted the stunning range of ballet in the United States today. The program featured performances from dancers of each company (Red Angels by Ulysses Dove, Reflections by Justin Peck, Sons de L’ame by Stanton Welch, Home Studies (for the stage) by Helen Pickett) and culminated with them performing together for the first time in Second to Last, a work by Pacific Northwest Ballet’s resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, inspired by and set to the music of Arvo Pärt.

This engagement is made possible by a gift from Jeffrey Davis and Michael Miller with additional support from Sylvia T. Pope.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo and Helen Pickett in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Theresa Ruth Howard.

Watch the PillowTalk

Mirroring the August 25–29 performance program, this discussion includes Pacific Northwest Ballet’s artistic director, Peter Boal, Houston Ballet’s Harper Watters, and Boston Ballet’s Lia Cirio, with Scholar-in-Residence Theresa Ruth Howard.

Read the Program and PillowNotes

Performance details begin on page 20.

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