Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2021
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre makes its triumphant return to the Benedum Center with our Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra, featuring four distinct works that capture the essence and evolution of the art form – echoing voices of four internationally-acclaimed choreographers. Helen Pickett’s vivacious Petal and Jennifer Archibald’s new work Through the Window exemplify the future of ballet. Experience Balanchine’s glittering Diamonds, an embodiment of the precision and grace of the classical tradition set to the music of Tchaikovsky, and Victor Gsovsky’s exacting Grand Pas Classique.

Choreography: Helen Pickett, Jennifer Archibald, George Balanchine, Victor Gsovsky

Just announced: View the casting list here.


PBT’s performance of Helen Pickett’s Petal is sponsored by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Fund for Innovation in Dance

Performance Times

  • Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Join us online or at the theater to learn more about the production! And check out the audience guide for background on the ballets.

Please note that to attend Season Premiere education programs at the theater all members of your party must adhere to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust entry requirements.

Educational programs at the theater are subject to change as Covid regulations are updated through the year. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Virtual Preview  |  Tuesday, Oct. 19  |  7 p.m.

Get a quick preview of the glorious costumes in the production with PBT Costumier Janet Groom Campbell. Live on Zoom! Register here.

Director’s Cut  |  Friday, Oct. 22  |  6:30 p.m.

Join us on opening night to hear from Helen Pickett, choreographer of Petal, and Judith Fugate, répétiteur for George Balanchine’s Diamonds. Registration is limited – please click here to sign up!

ViewPointe  |  Saturday, Oct. 23  |  6:30 p.m.

Brush up on your ballet knowledge with Maestro Charles Barker, who will be leading the PBT Orchestra this evening for Diamonds and Grand Pas Classique. Registration is limited – please click here to sign up!

Ballet Warm-up  |  Sunday, Oct. 24  |  1 p.m.

Watch the last few minutes of company class and get ready for the performance with PBT Répétiteur Marianna Tcherkassky, who’ll give us a quick intro to the ballets. Registration is limited – please click here to sign up!

Audio-described Performance  |  Sunday, Oct. 24  |  2 p.m.

Live narration of the production for patrons with blindness or low vision, or anyone interested in listening to a verbal description of the production. Visit Guest Services before the show for assistance.

PBT Connects programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
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