9 - 15 November 2018

Prelude – skydiving from a dream

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.

  • Beethoven
    Grosse Fugue

  • plus extracts from
  • J. S. Bach
    The Art of Fugue

  • and preludes from
  • Lutosławski
    13 Preludes and Fugue for Solo Strings
  • Fri 9 November 7:30 pm
    Glasgow  Tramway
  • Sat 10 November 7:30 pm
    Glasgow  Tramway
  • Tue 13 November 7:30 pm
    Dundee  Dundee Rep Theatre
  • Thu 15 November 7:30 pm
    Inverness  Eden Court

Watch the Trailer

Music: Beethoven's Grosse Fugue

Performed live by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Footage: Nemo Stocklassa Hinders

Video: Rosie Davies for Scottish Ensemble

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