Clair de Lune


Choreography Dominic Walsh
Music Claude Debussy, Suite Bergamasque:  III. Clair de Lune

Lighting Design James Sale
Scenic Design Dominic Walsh
Costume Design Dominic Walsh & Domenico Luciano


Moonlight/Your soul is a select landscape/Where charming masqueraders and bergamasques go/Playing the lute and dancing and almost/Sad beneath their fantastic disguises./All sing in a minor key/Of victorious love and the opportune life,/They do not seem to believe in their happiness/And their song mingles with the moonlight,/With the still moonlight, sad and beautiful,/That sets the birds dreaming in the trees/And the fountains sobbing in ecstasy,/The tall slender fountains among marble statues.-Paul Verlaine, 1869

Choreographer’s Notes To express my gratitude to the woman who made my position as Resident Choreographer for The Sarasota Ballet possible, I have created this solo to the poem that inspired Debussy’s music, which happens to be one of the favorites of my dear friend, Chris Pfahler—Dominic Walsh

World Premiere 29 April 2011
US Premiere 29 April 2011

Length: 5 minutes

*Photo Credit: Gabriella Nissen

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