Prelude - skydiving from a dream
with Andersson Dance
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.