UPDATE: PNB is offering ComicsBlend fans a 10 percent discount to this event. Here’s the link. See you there?
Original Story: Star Trek, NASA and Ballet? Only in Seattle – I love this geeky cool town I proudly call home!
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) and Curiosity Mars rover flight director Bobak Ferdowski aka “Mohawk Guy” are special guests at a futuristic space extravaganza with dance, music, video and song.
Celebrate Seattle is September 16th at Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrating PNB’s 40th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair – when the Space Needle and Seattle aimed for the stars and ushered in the Space Age!
The Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra takes the spotlight with dancers, video flashbacks, and special guest appearances for a double anniversary salute to PNB, the Seattle World’s Fair, and NASA’s race to outer space.
This one-of-a-kind performance includes:
- PNB Orchestra performances of Silvestre’s Back to the Future, Holst’s Saturn & Jupiter, Dvorak’s Song to the Moon & selections from Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite
- Apollo pas de deux and Circus Polka starring Artistic Director Peter Boal as the Ringmaster
- Astronaut Cady Coleman
- NASA’s Mars Curiosity landing film
- Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols, introduced by June Lockhart of Lost in Space
- Curiosity Mars rover flight director Bobak Ferdowsi (aka “Mohawk Guy”)
- Video histories of Pacific Northwest Ballet and the building of the Seattle World’s Fair
- Angry Birds at the Seattle Center
I’ll be there celebrating the past, present and future and cheering for science fiction, fact and this unique culture combination! To learn more and for tickets visit pnb.org.
Some Seattle creative minds created this salute to Bobak and the Mars Curiosity team and here’s the link to see it.