Snow White @ McCaw Hall
A bite-sized ballet blast 🩰
Published March 16, 2023
🎟 This article was written on special assignment for The Ticket through the TeenTix Press Corps, a teen arts journalism program run by TeenTix, a youth empowerment and arts access nonprofit organization. 🎟
March 19th – 25th
Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Easy: Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), whose 50th anniversary season features a ballet adaptation of everyone’s favorite retold-by-Disney story: Snow White. And the best part is? It’s just an hour. PNB calls it “a perfect introduction to ballet,” and I entirely agree. Too often I’ve caught myself endlessly scrolling on socials, my ability and desire to enjoy content depleting by the minute. Luckily, PNB provides us with the whole accessibly sized package.
For the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White, the seven dwarves may have been oldies, but not at PNB. The ballet version of Snow White is usually geared toward younger audiences, and this Snow White doubles down on that commitment. Put on by school students, the performance is the culmination of over 70 young dancers’ hard work and dedication. We’ll see the classic older dwarves (both funnily and ironically) but played by younger faces.
The last time PNB put on this show was for their 2017 season, making its hiatus almost as long as Rihanna’s. So make sure to bring your best young-at-heart friend to one of the five shows—this matinee ballet accommodates everyone. (There’s a sensory-friendly performance on March 24th!) If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a fairytale, Snow White gives you the story, the magic, and significantly more graceful forest creatures than the Brothers Grimm.
📸: Courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet | Photo by Lindsay Thomas
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Raika Roy Choudhury is a student, writer, and public speaking enthusiast! Her writing journey started in the 5th grade when her English teacher praised and hung her essay on a wall, and she still considers it one of her proudest writing moments. After school, she loves leading school clubs and volunteering! Raika writes for The Ticket in partnership with TeenTix.