DNCB will present three pieces to precede the screening of Suspiria in 35mm. The opening piece by Nicolina Laswon is a neo-classical work set to Night on Bald Mountain. According to Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain depicts dark witches' ritual, conjuring up the devil on a bleak mountaintop. The gathering of witches gossip, dance and play tricks while awaiting the company Satan. When the devil arrives, the witches seduce and worship him, hoping to be his chosen favorite. As the sun rises, all evil is broken by the dawn, the Sabbath.
Dance is followed by the film.