Transfigured Night, Auckland: audio described and touch tour
Tue 09 Mar 2021, 06:30 pm - 9:00pm
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
$34 Adult, $10 Child/ student
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Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his adaption of Schoenberg's ‘Verklarte 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 Dvorak'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.
The following is a short excerpt from the beginning of ‘Verklarte Nacht’ by Richard Dehmel, translation by Stanley Appelbaum.
‘Two people walk through a bare, cold grove;
The moon races along with them, they look into it.
The moon races over tall oaks,
No cloud obscures the light from the sky,
Into which the black points of the boughs reach.
A woman's voice speaks...’