Transfigured Night (Dance)

Year of Premiere: 
2014
Composer: 
Donald Byrd
Artists: 
Donald Byrd, Shadou Mintrone, Alex Crozier (Spectrum Dance Theater)

MOR commemorated the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht with the WORLD PREMIERE of Spectrum Dance Theater choreographer DONALD BYRD's new dances for Arnold Schoenberg’s mystical and romantic masterpiece Verklaerte Nacht.

“I create the sense of a beautiful starry night, like Van Gogh’s famous painting,” he explains, “and the choreography is soft and impressionistic. There’s a nod to Tudor in using the music as a manifestation of what’s going on internally, but I’ve added some surprises, some things that will make you sit up a bit.”

- Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater