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Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensemble bring their acclaimed reimagining of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece to Leeds for the first time. Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia adds a fresh visual dimension to this revered work – fusing music and movement to profound and joyous effect, and showing off its humour, humanity and beauty in an entirely new way.

After wowing critics and audiences from London to Washington DC, Shanghai to Sweden, we’re thrilled to be presenting this dazzlingly inventive show as part of Leeds 2023.

Running time 80 minutes with no interval (approximately)

Recommended age 14+. This production contains one brief instance of nudity.

Presented by Northern Ballet celebrating Leeds 2023.

Violinists and a cellist in casual clothes play to a dancer in bare feet, shiny trousers and a yellow top
Five people pressed close to each other, one carries another on his back while the others support them
One man with a beard raisines one arm above him head triumphantly, in the background a second man in glasses and a white shirt plays the violin
a dancer facing away from the camera holds a person wearing vivid red trousers on his shoulders, in the background a man climbs a stepladder and three people are sat playing their large stringed instruments
A cellist intently plays her instrument while a person in blue trousers, grey top, and hair tied back looks on
A persona in red trousers and a pale pink shirt sits on a white floor, her long hair is raised above her head as the photo is captured as she swings in back
A group photo of a number of people on stage, one carrying a stepladder, another pushing a trolley, a third dancing, more people carrying and preparing stringed instruments

Photos Hugh Carswell.