Andrew Bartee, a former Pacific Northwest Ballet company member and current dancer with Ballet BC, will premiere his latest work—Dirty Goods—as part of the Wolf Trap Foundation's "Face of America" series on August 27. The piece was commissioned for Wolf Trap Foundation, and utilizes filmed site specific performance in Olympic National Park, music by the Portland-based band The Chromatics and dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet. Dirty Goods will share the program with Oregon Ballet Theater dancing Trey McIntyre's Robust American Love, along with the Seattle-based indie group Band of Horses. Previous "Face of America" performances have celebrated other national parks through equally outstanding dance. It's great to see something that Bartee has been working on for months come to such beautiful fruition.
Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Elle Macy and Chelsea Adomaitis (photo by Lindsay Thomas; Courtesy PNB)