press release

3rd - 4th Mar 2023
7.30pm - 8.45pm

Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance: Goldberg Variations Ternary patterns for insomnia

“a revelation on several levels…Please, everyone, play it again. Soon.” The Herald

After surprising audiences around the world – from Shanghai Concert Hall to the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. - Scottish Ensemble’s collaboration with Sweden’s Andersson Dance, a playful reworking of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations, returns to Scotland.

Fusing music and movement to profound and joyous effect, this production brings a fresh visual dimension to this revered piece of music, allowing audiences to enjoy its humour, humanity and beauty in an entirely new way.

After seven years of touring this, one of Scottish Ensemble’s most successful and popular productions, we are thrilled to be bringing it to Tramway for audiences to discover - or to enjoy all over again.

Choreography Örjan Andersson
Musical direction Jonathan Morton

Duration: 80 minutes with no interval

Audience notes: This production contains one brief instance of nudity