How to reinvent J.S. Bach's famous, sublime Goldberg Variations? This collaboration between Stockholm-based choreographer Örjan Andersson and Scottish Ensemble's Jonathan Morton seeks to do just that, with a series of choreographic movements integrated with the musicians themselves, blurring roles and responding to the fragmentary nature of the music. It is an ambitious project, and one which mostly works through sheer audacity and imagination.
Andersson Dance with Scottish Ensemble present “Goldberg Variations.” Photograph by Hugh Carswell