Pacific Northwest Ballet Partners with Pixvana to Create Short Film

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

Possessing nearly two decades of experience as a business owner, Afshan Lakha serves as a partner and co-owner of Lakha Investment Company, LLC, a commercial real estate investment firm in Bellevue, Washington. Beyond her work with the business, Afshan Lakha supports various charities and organizations in her area, including the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB).

One of the largest ballet companies in the United States, the PNB recently partnered with Pixvana to create a three-minute virtual reality (VR) film called Silent Resonance, directed by Scott Squires, the creative director and CTO of Pixvana, and choreographed by Price Suddarth, a PNB company dancer. Miles Pertl and Emma Love Suddarth, dancers from the PNB, are featured in the film.

After debuting at Point to the Stars, a PNB fundraising event, Silent Resonance is now available on Facebook 360 and YouTube 360. The film is the ballet company’s first VR experience and was designed to help new audiences explore the movement of dance.


The Seattle Art Museum Presents Yayoi Kusama – Infinity MirrorsThe Seattle Art Museum Presents Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Mirrors

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Yayoi Kusama

Afshan Lakha is a co-founder and principal of Bellevue, Washington-based Lakha Investments Company. Outside of her business endeavors, Afshan Lakha is a patron of the arts and supporter of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).

The Pacific Northwest’s leading center for visual arts, SAM has displayed world-class art from both local and international artists since 1933. In 1994, SAM added the Seattle Asian Art Museum, followed by the Olympic Sculpture Park in 2005. It continues to feature rotating and permanent exhibitions in Downtown Seattle.

One upcoming exhibition will feature Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, a look at five decades of her use of fully-mirrored rooms in art. Her first mirror room, which will be prominently featured, uses multiple mirrors and piles of painted tubers to create a seemingly endless realm of polka dots. Her more recent work relies more on light, darkness, and sculptural elements, using hanging lights and mirrors to put viewers in a surreal and seemingly endless space.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will run from June 30 through September 10, 2017.

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