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Transfigured Night


Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his visceral adaption of Schoenberg’s ‘Verklärte Nacht’ (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life, 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 intimacy, intensity and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and New Zealand String Quartet in a moving 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 | I Danced, Unseen
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


New Zealand String Quartet
BalletCollective Aotearoa