Inspired by the song Tūtira mai ngā iwi, Transfigured Night is the opening performance of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, staged by Lemi Ponifasio in a collaboration with his company MAU Wahine, the Hawke’s Bay Orchestra, Kahurangi Dance Theatre and our local community. Lemi Ponifasio is a sought-after theatre, opera, dance and visual artist, who has staged his ground-breaking works at prestigious arts festivals such as the Avignon Festival (2014, 2017), the Ruhr Triennale (2010, 2014) and the Venice Biennale (2003, 2007, 2015).
Transfigured Night The work also brings together a poem by German poet Richard Dehmel (1863–1920) and music composed by one of the most radical composers of 20th century Arnold Schönberg (1874 -1951).
Show runs for 75 minutes, no children under 15.
Arts Festival, Theatre, Contemporary Music