Following its critically-acclaimed world premiere, in March 2019 Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance embark on a tour of Sweden.
In March 2019 Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance will embark on a 6-date tour of Sweden with Dancenet Sweden with their second cross-art form collaboration, including two performances at Stockholm’s Dansens Hus.
Combining dynamic, contemporary choreography with razor-sharp live musical performance, Prelude - skydiving from a dream is the second collaboration between the two groups, following the international success of Goldberg Variations - ternary patterns for insomnia.
Fusing music and movement, musician and dancer, Prelude - skydiving from a dream explores 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.
The production centres around the full performance of Beethoven’s notorious Grosse Fugue – a piece that has been both celebrated and derided, lauded and dismissed. The production will also include a selection of extracts from Bach’s The Art of Fugue and Witold Lutosławski’s Preludes and Fugues for 13 Solo Strings.
One of the most distinctive elements of Prelude - skydiving from a dream is its approach to musicians and dancers sharing the stage. Guided by choreographer Örjan Andersson, whose choreographic style tenderly plays with elements such as humanity, vulnerability and humour, musicians and dancers become equal partners on stage, blurring their roles and breaking the rules and expectations that can often apply to classical music performance.
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Prelude - skydiving from a dream has been made possible with support from Creative Scotland, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Stad, the Swedish Embassy in London, and organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.
Source: press materials, compiled by NR, Mar 2019