Baryshnikov Arts Center’s new season opens with the New York Premiere of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Verklärte Nacht,” a work set to Arnold Schönberg’s well-known composition of the same name, based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, in which a woman confesses to the man she loves that she is pregnant with another man’s child. “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night) is set to the original 1899 score, composed for a string sextet and later arranged for orchestra. This presentation by one of today’s preeminent dance companies, Rosas, runs for five performances only: Wednesday through Saturday, January 30—February 2, and Sunday, February 3 in the Jerome Robbins Theater. “Verklärte Nacht” is the first in the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s complete lineup of Spring 2019.
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