EIF Background Image 1


Pierrot Lunaire

Choreographer Glen Tetley
Performed by Scottish Ballet
Music Arnold Schoenberg

This seminal work from American dancer and choreographer Glen Tetley was also the starting point of his now iconic choreographic style – combining modern dance with the elongated line and aerial bravura of ballet. It is a style he perfected through his professional career performing leading roles in the Martha Graham Dance Company as well as with American Ballet Theatre. Inspired by the three principal characters from the commedia dell’arte, it is a poetic, humorous and dramatic interpretation of composer Arnold Schoenberg’s revolutionary work of the same name.



Dance Odysseys, Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 17 August 2013

What's On

Discover our upcoming performances

Find out more


Support Scottish Ballet

Find out more


Why it is central to our work

Find out more