A collaborated work between Ballet Northwest company dancers and choreographer Rachael McGinnis Parnell. Weltschmerz explores the world turmoil that imprisons our human condition by testing our perseverance, faith, and ability to cope with others.

A world premier as of February 2017. Weltschmerz will be performed at multiple festivals this spring and Summer around the south sound area including the Olympia Dance Festival, Western Washington University, Seattle's Dancepalooza, and Centralia Dance Festival.