Hello, PNB blog-readers! Gary Tucker here, the ballet's PR guy. I'll be contributing items to this blog now and then, but I have to warn you: They will be coming from my slightly-skewed sensibility. Think of them as "ballet breathers," a sorbet to refresh your ballet-infused brain. (If you prefer to read the standard-issue press releases I put out on a regular basis, check out the News Room on our website.) Case in point: As my very first blog, I want to exhort everyone to dig deep and find the artiste within, and enter your PNB-inspired Peep Art to the Seattle Times!
Easter is around the corner, which means it's time once again for the annual Seattle Times Peeps Gallery. Readers are encouraged to build a sculpture, diorama, tableau or any other form that excites you - anything that's made (mostly) of those deliciously awful marshmallow Peeps.
Last year, one of the most brilliant entries was a replica of PNB's 2009 "Swan Lake" poster, with Peeps in place of Odette (Carla Körbes) and Siegfried (Casey Herd). Think of the upcoming PNB shows, and how they can be transformed into 3-dimensional art! 3 by Peep? All Balanpeep? Copeeplia? Or the holiday favorite Peepcracker? Go wild with your imagination and let your peep flag fly!
Here are the details from the Seattle Times: After crafting your masterpeep, go to www.seattletimes.com/living and upload an original photo of your entry. Please keep a higher-resolution version of your photo (at least 1MB) in case your image is chosen for publication in the newspaper. The deadline is March 22 at 5 pm. The Times will publish an array of entries in an April edition of NW Arts & Life. In the meantime, you'll be able to view some of the entries at www.seattletimes.com/living in a Peeps Parade. They also have a Peeps FAQ for all your burning Peeps questions.
And send US your Peep-NB ballet peep artwork too! Okay, that's enough craziness for one day. Aloha, -- GT