Pierrot Lunaire (1962)
This seminal work from American dancer and choreographer Glen Tetley was also the starting point of his now iconic choreographic style – combining modern dance with the elongated line and aerial bravura of ballet. It is a style he perfected through his professional career performing leading roles in the Martha Graham Dance Company as well as with American Ballet Theatre. Inspired by the three principal characters from the commedia dell’arte, it is a poetic, humorous and dramatic interpretation of composer Arnold Schoenberg’s revolutionary work of the same name.
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