Crystal Pite’s inspiration for this work came from reading “Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software” by American popular science theorist Steven Johnson and considering parallels between the social organization of bees and the hierarchical nature of classical ballet companies.

This solo performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet Soloist Price Suddarth, is called the Bee Man solo.

April 13 – 22, 2018

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