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Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensemble: Goldberg Variations--ternary patterns for insomnia

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ballet & Contemporary Dance

Art forms merge and surge with sublime synergy as Stockholm-based Andersson Dance and Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble become true partners, interacting onstage in a seamless display of talent. Johann Sebastian Bach's sparkling masterpiece comes to stunning life through a whirlwind of movement and sound in this entrancing collaboration.

Price

$29 - $89

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Andersson Dance
Artistic Director, Örjan Andersson
Kennedy Center debut
 
in collaboration with
 
Scottish Ensemble
Artistic Director, Jonathan Morton
Kennedy Center debut
 
Goldberg Variations--ternary patterns for insomnia
(Bach, Sitkovetsky/Andersson)

"An original, playful, and subtly quite brave performance"--The Herald of Scotland
 
Art forms merge and surge with sublime synergy as five performers from Stockholm-based Andersson Dance and 11 musicians from Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble become true partners, interacting onstage in a seamless display of talent. Johann Sebastian Bach's sparkling masterpiece comes to stunning life through a whirlwind of movement and sound in this entrancing collaboration.
 
Goldberg Variations is not only one of the most well-known and celebrated pieces of music ever created--it's also one of the most widely interpreted. Bach originally composed it for a patron suffering from sleepless nights, and this thrilling new production serves to re-awaken all of the music's tremendous joy and beauty through breathtaking dance. Revel in Bach's everlasting classic as these two acclaimed companies from Europe make their Kennedy Center debuts, adding a unique, lively spin to the work and exploring it anew!
 
April 26: Free post-performance discussion
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