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The Sleeping Beauty shines at Pacific Northwest Ballet

by Elizabeth Griffin
( February 3rd, 2014 )

Everything about the production of The Sleeping Beauty at Pacific Northwest Ballet is glorious—from the exquisitely detailed scenery and costumes (by Peter Docherty) to the choreography (by Ronald Hynd, after Petipa) to Tchaikovsky’s score. First performed in 1890 in Russia, with Marius Petipa as the choreographer, it is based on …

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I believe I can fly — at iFly Seattle!

by Elizabeth Griffin
( January 14th, 2014 )

iFly Seattle
I look really excited in this picture, but the truth is I was scared! All I could think was, “Thank goodness I’m not jumping out of a plane!” A few years ago I had that …

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Handel’s Messiah, upclose and personal

by Elizabeth Griffin
( December 19th, 2013 )

Inverse Opera poster
I attended a unique and marvelous rendition of Handel’s Messiah last weekend. Instead of the usual choir of 100-plus voices, The Inverse Opera performed it with 12. It was done without props or …

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