Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
An enchanting chamber music and dance work about a child whose toys come to life, Zaubernacht is Kurt Weill's earliest work for the stage. This production by the KCO in collaboration with Jody Oberfelder Projects, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, was the first in New York City using Weill's long-lost, original orchestrations since Zaubernacht's American premiere in 1925! A one-act performance for an instrumental ensemble of nine and a troupe of dancers, Zaubernacht appealed to both young and adult audiences. For these three performances--two on weekday evenings and one on Sunday afternoon especially for children--the KCO collaborated with the innovative choreographer Jody Oberfelder, who created original characters based on Weill's dynamic score.
Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan