Following the international success of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance present the world premiere of their second music-and-dance collaboration.
Fusing music and movement, musician and dancer, Prelude – skydiving from a dream takes three rich pieces of music that push at the boundaries and restrictions of artistic expression and creates something entirely new.
Centred around the live performance of Beethoven’s notorious Grosse Fugue – one of the most difficult, misunderstood, criticised and celebrated pieces in the musical canon – Prelude – skydiving from a dream builds toward the reward of exploring a work that resists categorisation.
Combining playful, dynamic choreography with razor-sharp live performance, musicians and dancers blur their roles and break the rules as they explore the very human paradox at the root of all three pieces: our need to seek out order amongst disorder, and the urge to tear apart our self-imposed rules and restrictions and embrace the adventure of what lies beyond.
Including the live performance of
Beethoven, Grosse Fugue
Plus extracts from J. S. Bach, The Art of Fugue
And preludes from Lutosławski, 13 Preludes and Fugue for Solo Strings
Working with a constellation of artists – from dancers to composers to lighting and costume designers – and led by choreographer Örjan Andersson, Andersson Dance create works from the intimate to the large-scale, very often centred around musical exploration, collaborating with singers, musicians and composers. Commissioners and collaborators have included Cullberg Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, NorrlandsOperan, Bern:Balett, Royal Swedish Ballet, Folkteatern (Hamlet, 2017) and Folkoperan (Carmen Moves, 2016). anderssondance.com
Scottish Ensemble is the UK’s leading string orchestra; a collective of outstanding musicians championing music for strings. Led by violinist Jonathan Morton, SE crosses genres, styles, musical periods and art forms to create new connections and offer new perspectives, whilst delivering rewarding live performances of the highest quality. Increasingly known for their bold and adventurous collaborations with artists from other fields, SE perform across Scotland, the UK and internationally. scottishensemble.co.uk
Concessions: Please note -
Unemployed patrons must show evidence of receiving Jobseekers’ Allowance or equivalent.
Under-16s go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult
Carers go free but must accompany a paying disabled patron
Group booking discount for teachers/schools:
10 free Under-18s per 1 paying teacher - please phone the box office on 0845 330 3501.
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