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Tap into the power of myth as Fulcrum Point harnesses music, literature and dance to explore the world’s most ancient archetypes. Melissa Thodos will unveil Aries, set to Stockhausen’s haunting, zodiac-inspired music. Danielpour’s sensuous song cycle illuminates Ranier Marie Rilke’s Orpheus poems, recasting the Greek story in tones so rich they could raise the dead. Vajracharya will dance an invocation to Vajrapani, Buddhism’s fearsome warrior-protector, and Vir’s Hayagriva darts into the concert hall like its namesake: the horse-headed man of wisdom in sacred literature from India and Tibet.


  • Aries (World Premiere) — dance by Thodos Dance Company, music by Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Sonnet to Orpheus (Chicago Premiere) — Richard Danielpour
  • Vajrapani (World Premiere) — dance by Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya set to traditional Tantric Buddhist music
  • Hayagriva (American Premiere) — Param Vir
  • Sonnet to Orpheus (Chicago Premiere) — Richard Danielpour


Featured Artists



Conversation with featured artists/composer Param Vir, from London, at Donor Room: 9:15 PM – 9:45 PM.  Ticket prices include a post-concert wine and cheese reception with wine generously provided by Vin Divino and food prepared by C’estSiBon!

Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance


Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, 60601

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