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Prelude - skydiving from a dream

with Andersson Dance

Vara Konserthus

Mon 25 Mar 2019

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Västerås Konserthus

Wed 27 Mar 2019

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A music-and-dance collaboration exploring Beethoven's Grosse Fugue and works by Bach and Lutosławski.

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. Musicians and dancers blur their roles and break the rules in this new co-production exploring the very human paradox at the root of three extraordinary pieces of music: our need to seek out order amongst disorder, and our urge to tear it all apart. From amongst the overwhelming precision of Bach’s Art of Fugue and the dark, wild chaos of Lutosławski’s Preludes emerges a piece that has been both celebrated and derided, lauded and dismissed: Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. Combining dynamic choreography and razor-sharp live music, Prelude – skydiving from a dream delves into the delicious contradictions of the subconscious mind, from the absurd to the logical, the irrational to the soothingly clear.

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Choreography Örjan Andersson Musical direction Jonathan Morton Production Andersson Dance Scottish Ensemble Nordberg Movement Costume design Bente Rolandsdotter Costume assistants Klara Landin Larsson Linnea From Set and light design Tobias Hallgren Örjan Andersson Set and light assistant Joakim Ahlström Lighting engineer Ben Stimpson Sound design and engineer Jonathan Green Additional sound design BJ Nilsen

Made possible with support from

Creative Scotland, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Stad and the Swedish Embassy in London, and organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.