"Nocturne" dress rehearsal today
Short ballet "Nocturne" choreographed by Tõnu Veiler, designed by Madis Nurms will premieré on May 8th at the Estonian National Opera. The scenography uses abstract video-visuals that react to the impulses from the music. So every time there is a change in the music of Chopin, the stage visuals will slightly alter.
Nocturne is a musical composition that is inspired by the night and nocturnes are generally thought of as being tranquil, often expressive and lyrical, and sometimes rather gloomy. The costumes for the short ballet draw heavily on the contrast between the light and dark and are inspired by the patterns and textures of moths - fascinating relatives of butterflies. Most species of moth are nocturnal and frequently appear to circle artificial lights, although the reason for this behavior remains unknown.
NocturneChoreographer - Tõnu Veiler
Scenographer - Madis Nurms
Lighting designer - Rasmus Rembel
Music mixed by Kaisa Jõhvik
Premieré - May 8th, 2017
The music of the ballet is by Frédéric Chopin who composed his nocturnes - 21 pieces for solo piano - between 1827 and 1846. They are generally considered among the finest short solo works for the instrument and hold an important place in contemporary concert repertoire.
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