So 18.08.2019 | 19 |Kiel | Schloss | K 174

Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations

Andersson Dance
Scottish Ensemble

Schloss Burgstr., Kiel,

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia
Bachs masterpiece gets moving

Dance companies rarely perform at the SHMF. However, this year the festival has invited two troupes, and they are not dancing to music by Tchaikovsky, but to preludes from the The Well-Tempered Clavier (Flying Steps, see page xxx) and Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It is said that the great Baroque master composed the aria, with its thirty variations, in order to help Count Keyserlingk overcome his insomnia. In 2015, the declared aim of the Swedish dancer Örjan Andersson and the director of the Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Morton, was to extract something completely new from the frequently played work. In fact, they achieved a big hit with Goldberg Variations – Ternary Patterns for Insomnia. Eleven musicians and five dancers stand together on the stage and perform Bach’s work as equal partners. Impulses are not only transferred from the music to the dancers, but the dancers and their movements also influence the music – it’s simply fantastic!

Supported by Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival e.V.

Ticket price

59 € / 54 € / 49