Transfigured Night


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his adaptation of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life (both literally and figuratively), the duality of conflict and resolution, and ultimately the reconciliation of one with the universe. Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic String Sextet, this night of intensity, intimacy and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and the New Zealand String Quartet in a striking theatrical journey of courage, strength, and human warmth.


Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
Helene Pohl (violin)
Monique Lapins (violin)
Gillian Ansell (viola)
Serenity Thurlow (viola)
Rolf Gjelsten (cello)
Ken Ichinose (cello)


Tabea SQUIRE | (new commission)
DVOŘÁK | String Sextet in A major, Op 48
SCHOENBERG | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)


Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior
Set and Costume Design by William Fitzgerald