Pillar of Fire

Hagar, whose elder sister is a spinster, foresees the same fate for herself. When the man she unrequitedly loves seems to show preference for her younger sister, Hagar in distraction gives herself to one she does not love. The resulting crisis, however, unites her with the man she really loves. The ballet is set in the period around 1900 because it was then that Schoenberg composed the music.


Title of the music: Verklarte Nacht

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg

Running time: 18 minutes

Number of dancers: 13 women and 8 men


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Gillian Murphy of American Ballet Theatre. Colorado Ballet; Mike Watson