'Emerald Bay' ballet chronicles Chinese expulsion of 1885

It's Bellingham's version of "Romeo and Juliet."

"We wanted to do an original ballet," said the story's writer, Christopher Wise, an English professor at Western Washington University. "So we asked, why not do a ballet on our own region?"

This Sunday, Northwest Ballet Theater debuts a new production based on a controversial chapter of history.

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:43am