Fusing music and movement, musicians and dancers, Prelude – skydiving from a dream is the second collaboration between contemporary dance company Andersson Dance (Sweden) and pioneering string orchestra Scottish Ensemble (UK). Combining astute, inquisitive choreography with razor-sharp live musical performance, 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 – a dark, pulsating playground of ideas teeming with the paradoxes grooved into the edges and corners of the human subconscious. Featuring preludes from Lutoslawski’s Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings and excerpts from J.S.Bach’s The Art of Fugue, the production builds to the climactic performance of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. Scottish Ensemble musicians are pushed to the limits of creative expression as performers as they are choreographed alongside three dancers, creating a palette of sight and sound that gleams with the grotesque and the glittering, the rational and the absurd.
"A show that can’t put a foot, or note, wrong"
"There are so many delicious moments in this remarkable new collaboration from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance, you leave feeling as if you have gorged on the very stuff of life".
"Lovely to see and hear"
"Beautiful and powerful"
"A monumental heroic triumph greeted with a solid wall of cheering from a packed and delighted audience. ” ★★★★★”