Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2017-18 season: ‘Jewels,’ ‘Swan Lake’ and a world premiere

As part of its 45th season, the PNB company will travel to Les Etes de la Dance festival in Paris. At home, it will perform Crystal Pite’s “Plot Point,” Twyla Tharp’s “Afternoon Ball” and of course, “Nutcracker.”

Pacific Northwest Ballet will kick off its upcoming 45th season with an anniversary — and end it with a journey.

The 2017-18 season will begin in September with a staging of George Balanchine’s full-length plotless ballet “Jewels,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the work. It will feature new costumes designed by Jerome Kaplan (who created the ethereal tutus for “Giselle” in 2014, as well as the costumes for “Romeo et Juliette” and the recent “Cendrillon”).

And, following the season’s final rep in June, the company will be headed overseas to the Les Étés de la Dance festival, held…

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