Prelude – Skydiving from a dream

Following the international success of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance tour Sweden with their second music-and-dance collaboration.


Including the live performance of 

Beethoven
Grosse Fugue

Plus extracts from

J. S. Bach
The Art of Fugue

And preludes from

Lutosławski
13 Preludes and Fugue for Solo Strings

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.