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Pierrot in the Light of Bach

Suite No. 1 in G major, J.S. Bach (1685–1750). Pierrot lunaire: tone poems by Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951), text Albert Giraud.

Song, music and dance experience in two acts.

  • Duration

    Approx. 1 h 50 mins, incl. 25 min interval.

  • Stage

    On tour in Västra Götaland, incl. the Small Stage

  • Genre


  • Language


  • Price

    250–360 kr

  • Accessibility

See calendar below for tickets

In Act I, two dancers perform a shadow play to Bach’s beautiful cello suite. In Act II, soprano Kerstin Avemo performs Schönberg’s astonishing Pierrot Lunaire.

A dreamlike double-bill for smaller stages, in which moonlight illuminates humankind’s inner darkness and breathes life into the shadows.

Cello suite by Bach

In Act I, two dancers portray the famous commedia dell’arte character Pierrot’s life as a shadow play set to Bach’s beautiful first cello suite. What shaped Pierrot into the character he is in Pierrot Lunaire? The soul is turned inside out as people develop and grow, sometimes violently. The body, the soul, music and poetry are united in a play about life itself. 


SOUND DESIGN Niklas Elfvengren


Two dancers
CELLO Kerstin Anderson


Pierrot Lunaire

Act 2

Ticket information

Sparbanken Blackbox
Vara Konserthus, Vara

26 April 2024, 19:00

Price: 345 kr
Tickets: varakonserthus.se
Promoter: Vara Konserthus

Marks Gymnasieskola, Skene

3 May 2024, 18:00

Price: Vuxen 175 kr, under 18 år 100 kr
Tickets: Kinna library, tel. 0320-21 70 90 and on the door from 17:30.
Promoter: Marks kommun in collaboration with ABF Sjuhärad
In the interval, refreshments will be served by Kulturföreningen Dardania.


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