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The Night Falls – A Dance Opera

A new American mythology that asks if art and community can successfully combat nihilism and despair.

The Night Falls – A Dance Opera

A new American mythology that asks if art and community can successfully combat nihilism and despair.

The Night Falls is a new dance-driven blend of dance, opera, and musical theater choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher (NYC Ballet), with book and lyrics by Karen Russell (Swamplandia!), music and lyrics by Ellis Ludwig-Leone(San Fermin), and set design by Jason Ardizzone-West (Jesus Christ Superstar, NBC).

At times of great crisis, the Sirens emerge from the depths. They sing to the lonely, the desperate, the lost. Isolated people across America begin to hear a dangerously beautiful music in their sleep—a song that spirals toward oblivion. Its shattering pitch sends their souls into exile, dividing the part of them that wants to live from the part that longs to fall. Staged for 8 dancers, 8 singers, and musical ensemble, The Night Falls will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

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NewMusicUSA Event

American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival

September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

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Silver Linings

September 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online

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Tableau in Frida Kahlo’s Oasis

September 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm

San Antonio Botanical Garden

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