With BalletCollective Aotearoa and the New Zealand String Quartet
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 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.
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 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.
A woman’s voice speaks…
(from ‘Verklärte Nacht’ by Richard Dehmel, translation by Stanley Appelbaum)
I Danced, Unseen
String Sextet in A major, Op 48
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Laura Saxon Jones
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
9 – 23 March 2021
97 minutes including an interval
Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, New Plymouth, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin & Invercargill
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.
Contemporary, Classical, Romantic, Dance, Theatre
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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)
Listen to an audio version of the programme booklet for Transfigured Night.
Tue 9 Mar at 7.30pm
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Wed 10 Mar at 7.30pm
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Thu 11 Mar at 7.30pm
Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre
Sat 13 Mar at 7.30pm
Mon 15 Mar at 7.30pm
Michael Fowler Centre
Wed 17 Mar at 7.30pm
Fri 19 Mar at 7.30pm
Nelson Centre for Musical Arts
Sat 20 Mar at 7.30pm
Mon 22 Mar at 7.30pm
Tue 23 Mar at 7.30pm