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Prelude - skydiving from a dream

with Andersson Dance


Thu 7 May 2020
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD

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Sage Gateshead

Sat 9 May 2020
St Mary's Square

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UK performances of our music-and-dance collaboration exploring Beethoven's Grosse Fugue and works by Bach and Lutosławski.

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.

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