26 Feb 2021

Loughlan Prior: transfiguring music through dance

From Upbeat, 12:30 pm on 26 February 2021
RNZB Choreographer in Residence Loughlan Prior with soloists Joseph Skelton and Katherine Minor

RNZB Choreographer in Residence Loughlan Prior with soloists Joseph Skelton and Katherine Minor Photo: Jeremy Brick

Described by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand as ‘a creative tour de force’, Loughlan Prior is a multi-award-winning choreographer based in Pōneke/Wellington.

He is the Artistic Director of Lo|Co Arts, Creative Director of Prior-Visual, a project-based film / digital media collective, and Choreographer in Residence at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Loughlan talked with Nick Tipping about his latest project, Transfigured Night. It's an entirely choreographed concert that will tour throughout the country for Chamber Music New Zealand in March 2021.

Dancers and musicians share the stage in a "hybridised world" where they both explore the music: Schoenberg's 'Transfigured Night', a new work by New Zealand composer Tabea Squire called 'I Dance, Unseen', and Dvorak's 'String Sextet in A Op 48'.

 

 

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