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Pol Pi & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

What transpires within the bodies of musicians when they play? How does the music enter the body, penetrate it, make it vibrate, move, bring it into resonance with the score through this simultaneously inert and living object: the instrument? In "IN YOUR HEAD", choreographer Pol Pi and the soloist ensemble Kaleidoscope take on Shostakovich's Eighth String Quartet, revealing an “embodied” music.

Radialsystem Berlin, Außenaufnahme mit Spree
Radialsystem Berlin, Außenaufnahme mit Spree © Phil Dera

Shostakovich's score finds both a musical and yet a precise, physical realisation that equally incorporates the performers' breath, movement and affects into highly personal interpretations of the piece. In the interplay between staves and gestures, solo and quartet, silence and the rhythm that links it, a subtle choreography unfolds that makes the music as visible as the movement audible.

During his two-week "Corps Espace Temps" residency at the Radialsystem in spring 2022, Pol Pi deepened his artistic focus in collaboration with musicians from the soloist ensemble Kaleidoskop and developed the concept for "IN YOUR HEAD".

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A production of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & NO DRAMA. Production management: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & Latitudes Prod. - Lille.

Co-production: Montpellier Danse; CCNO - Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans; CCN - Ballet national de Marseille; Centre national de danse contemporaine d'Angers; Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, in the framework of Accueil-studio/Ministère de la Culture; Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, directed by Yuval PICK, in the framework of Accueil-studio; Festival NEXT; BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk; PACT / Zollverein Essen.

Supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin, Fonds Transfabrik - Franco-German Fund for the Performing Arts. The project is supported by the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

The NO DRAMA company is supported by a structural grant from DRAC Île-de-France. The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin.


Media partners: rbb Kultur, taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin, ExBerliner and Rausgegangen.
Participating artists
Pol Pi (Konzept, Choreografie und künstlerische Leitung)
Anna Faber, Mia Bodet, Yodfat Miron, Sophie Notte, Isabelle Klemt (Kreation)
Anna Faber, Mia Bodet (Performance und Violine)
Yodfat Miron (Performance und Viola)
Sophie Notte (Performance und Cello)
Gilles Amalvi (Dramaturgie)
Rima Ben Brahim (Lichtgestaltung und Lichtobjekte)
La Bourette, unterstützt von Lucie Lizen (Kostümbild)
Baptiste Chatel (Tonregie)
Boram Lie (Outside Eye)
Radialsystem V
Radialsystem V
Radialsystem V