Transfigured Night

by Guy Weizman & Roni Haver

synopsis

When creating Transfigured Night, Weizman and Haver drew inspiration from the Sabbath, which explores space and time. Transfigured Night highlights the difference between movement and stillness, the distinction between performing and being human, and, it emphasizes the importance of keeping the “in-between” moments in life sacred. The dancers have equal respect for their motions and their pauses, as an analogy to the significant balance between work and rest. Transfigured Night depicts various ways people transcend trying times.

ABOUT THE WORK

  • Choreography: Guy Weizman & Roni Haver
  • Music: Arnold Schoenberg
  • Lighting Design: Guy Weizman & Dan Weingarten
  • Costume Design: Swinda Richelt
  • Running Time: 45 minutes (can be excerpted to 20)
  • Premiere: Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, 2009