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Our critically-acclaimed music-and-dance production takes three rich pieces of music that push at the boundaries and restrictions of artistic expression, and creates something entirely new.
Merging astute, inquisitive choreography with razor-sharp live musical performance, Prelude – skydiving from a dream transports you to a dark, pulsating playground of ideas, teeming with the paradoxes grooved into the edges and corners of the human subconscious.
From amongst the dark, wild chaos of Lutosławski’s Preludes and the overwhelming precision of Bach’s Art of Fugue comes the climactic full performance of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. Both celebrated and scorned, lauded and derided across its lifetime, this 21st-century reframing of the piece sheds new light on this epic composition.
Choreographed together, musicians move alongside dancers to create a palette of sight and sound that gleams with the grotesque and the glittering, the rational and the absurd.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Plus extracts from
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue
Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings
You leave feeling as if you have gorged on the very stuff of life. Chaos, calm, disharmony, beauty, fear, connection, isolation – it’s all here, conveyed through music, movement or both.
The Scotsman *****
The Herald *****
Klara Landin Larsson
Set and light design
Set and light assistant
Sound design and engineer
Additional sound design
Creative Scotland, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad and Region Stockholm