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TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

With BalletCollective Aotearoa and the New Zealand String Quartet

ABOUT

Two people walk through a bare, cold grove;
The moon races along with them, they look into it
.

Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his 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.

The moon races over tall oaks,
No cloud obscures the light from the sky,
`Into which the black points of the boughs reach.

Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic string quartet, 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.

A woman’s voice speaks…

(from ‘Verklärte Nacht’ by Richard Dehmel, translation by Stanley Appelbaum)

TOUR PARTNER

PROGRAMME

TABEA SQUIRE
I Danced, Unseen

DVOŘÁK
String Sextet in A major, Op 48

SCHOENBERG
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

THE PERFORMERS

Laura Saxon Jones
William Fitzgerald
Tabitha Dombroski
with Artistic Direction and Choreography by Loughlan Prior

Helene Pohl violin
Monique Lapins violin
Gillian Ansell viola
Serenity Thurlow viola
Rolf Gjelsten cello
Ken Ichinose cello

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
9 – 23 March 2021

DURATION
97 minutes including an interval

LOCATIONS
Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, New Plymouth, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin & Invercargill

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $34 to $64
Concession Price $24 to $59
Limited $10 ‘Rush Tickets’ available

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

GENRE
Contemporary, Classical, Romantic, Dance, Theatre

ACCESS AND INCLUSION

For the first time we are offering audio description in each centre for this tour. A trained audio describer will provide a live, objective description of the visual elements of the performance. The narration is transmitted to audience members who are wearing an earpiece, with the earpiece attached to a pocket-sized radio receiver.

Your AD ticket will include:
• Touch tour, prior to the performance
• Audio described concert
• Free companion seat
• Usher assistance (if required)
• Pre-recorded programme notes (if required)
• Guide dog access (if required)

For bookings, call 0800 CONCERT (266 2378)

WHEN AND WHERE

AUCKLAND

Tue 9 Mar at 7.30pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

HAMILTON

Wed 10 Mar at 7.30pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

NAPIER

Thu 11 Mar at 7.30pm

Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre

PALMERSTON NORTH

Sat 13 Mar at 7.30pm

The Globe

WELLINGTON

Mon 15 Mar at 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre

NEW PLYMOUTH

Wed 17 Mar at 7.30pm

TSB Showplace

NELSON

Fri 19 Mar at 7.30pm

Nelson Centre for Musical Arts

CHRISTCHURCH

Sat 20 Mar at 7.30pm

The Piano

DUNEDIN

Mon 22 Mar at 7.30pm

Glenroy Auditorium

INVERCARGILL

Tue 23 Mar at 7.30pm

Civic Theatre