Best Dance Staging: Sweet Fields

Pacific Northwest Ballet has performed several works by choreographer Twyla Tharp, and this spring that relationship extended to their professional-division students, who gave a marvelous reading of Sweet Fields, Tharp’s exploration of early American and Shaker themes. The grounded simplicity was a distinct challenge to their classical education, but they were buoyed by live music from Doug Fullington’s amazing Tudor Choir.

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