Pierrot Lunaire (1962)
Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
With additional support from Gavin and Kate Gemmel
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.
Praise for Pierrot Lunaire
"Owen Thorne and Bethany Kingsley-Garner are, like [Luke] Ahmet, utterly compelling in their characterisation and connection with Tetley's choreography... a visionary beauty... an odyssey to cherish." - Herald Scotland
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Performed by Scottish Ballet
Choreography Glen Tetley
Music Arnold Schoenberg