Nightfall: Danse Macabre
The undeniable truth is, we are all going to die. So why not embrace the inevitable and go dancing to our graves?
The undeniable truth is, we are all going to die. So why not embrace the inevitable and go dancing to our graves? This year’s Nightfall—the crowning event of Green-Wood’s fall season—is inspired by the danse macabre or dance of death. Dating to the Middle Ages, it describes skeletons enticing kings, cardinals, and common folk to their graves with musical accompaniment (or for the more reluctant, by hook or by crook). It’s a poignant reminder that the same fate awaits us all. Till then, shake off any fears or anxieties and join us in a celebration of time we have left together.
This not-to-be-missed evening of music and moving image set across Green-Wood’s historic landscape is co-curated by Death of Classical and Rooftop Films, entertainment provided by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and storytelling and show and tell by Morbid Anatomy. Kings County Brewers Collective is the official beverage sponsor for Nightfall.