Scottish Ensemble: Prelude - T2038667094A bold new collaboration from two of Europe's most exciting arts companies, featuring the live performance of music by Bach, Beethoven and Lutoslawski. Fusing music and movement, Prelude centres around the live performance of three rich and fascinating pieces of music. Combining playful, dynamic choreography with razor-sharp live performance, musicians and dancers blur their roles and break the rules as they explore music that pushes against the boundaries and restrictions of artistic expression. What follows is an aural and visual exploration of 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 to create chaos. Performed by the UK's leading string orchestra ? a collective of outstanding musicians championing music for strings ? and one of Sweden's most boundary-pushing contemporary dance companies, Prelude builds toward the reward of exploring an iconic masterpiece that resists categorisation, and wriggles free from all attempts to speak a final word.
|13 Nov 18||Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596|
listing details L1782781641
|9 Nov 18 to 10 Nov 18||The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621|
listing details L0698538979
Scottish Ensemble - Goldberg Variations - ternary patterns for insomnia - T01986896341Stockholm-based Andersson Dance and classical musicians Scottish Ensemble revel in the joy, complexity, lyricism and depth of this reawakened timeless masterpiece. Eleven members of the internationally renowned string orchestra collaborate with five contemporary dance artists to collectively reveal moments of tenderness, expressiveness, vulnerability and life-affirming humanity from Bach's abstractly beautiful Goldberg Variations. This show of contrasts - slow and fast, uplifting and reflective, extroverted and introverted movement - mirrors the light and mournful moods of the unfolding variations. As the dancers lose themselves in ?rjan Andersson's astute choreography so too do the musicians, temporarily setting aside their instruments in this playful yet profound interpretation. Genuine alchemy abounds as the two companies perform seamlessly as one.
|5 Jul 18 to 7 Jul 18||Barbican Centre, West End :: V371|
listing details L549407506
Ready to Explode - T56949327Hovering in the imaginary ether between art and dance, Stockholm-based Orjan Andersson's Ready to Explode is movement electronica.
|19 Jun 07 to 20 Jun 07||The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240|
listing details L422552441