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Prelude to Night
Prelude to Night (2001)

Length: 26 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler
Set: Harry Feiner


This is a triptych danced to three short Ravel orchestral works: "Prélude à la nuit" from "Rapsodie Espagnole," "Alborada del Gracioso" and "Pavane for A Dead Princess." The piece is linked by the physical presence of the central female character who goes through a journey of time and space — that of imagination, dream and nightmares. "Prelude To Night" is a transitory journey from one state to another - from one life to another.


Produced while in residence with Dance Connecticut, October 2000.

This piece has been funded by The French Embassy of New York, The Florence Gould Foundation, and with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Set underwriting provided by The Grand Marnier Foundation.

Commissioned by the Orchestra of St. Luke's and funded by HERMÈS "First Steps into the New Century".