Archive NEXT 2022


Pol Pi (France / Brasil), Cie NO DRAMA (France / Germany / Brasil) & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (Germany)

Minimum age 10+
60 minutes

A string quartet to watch

What happens in the body of the musician when he plays ? How does music make a body move, or even dance, very concretely and precisely, but also invisibly within ? For more than ten years Pol Pi -seen at NEXT 2018 (ECCE (H)OMO en ALEXANDRE) and  NEXT 2021 (daté.e.s) has been developing a visionary choreographic language. His performances focus on intimacy and remembrance and attach special importance to the relationship between movement and sound. One of the inspirations is his own background as a classical musician – Pi played the viola for a long time.

His newest performance, IN YOUR HEAD, is based on an important 20th century piece of music : the String Quartet nr 8 in C minor of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj. During his study of classical music Pol Pi played this emblematic piece by the Russian composer, dedicated to 'the victims of war and fascism' and experienced an even physical intensity of which he still feels the impact today.

He now puts the agonizing echo of this experience on stage together with four musicians : Mia Bodet (violin), Anna Faber (violin), Sophie Notte (cello) and Yodfat Miron (viola). Their Soloist Ensemble Kaleidoscop is an excellent Berlin collective that has made its name with multidisciplinary projects for years.

Pi investigates their intimate, discordant and passionate relationship with the music and the instrument through a series of portraits in which the language of music comes together with that of the body. Via breath, word or silence also the movement that the work loosens within is voiced. With great sensitivity and depth, floating between life and death and between individual and collective, the score of Sjostakovitsj is embodied unto the smallest nuances.

Conception and artistic direction: Pol Pi.
Creation: Anna Faber (violon), Mia Bodet (violon), Yodfat Miron (alto), Sophie Notte (violoncelle) and Isabelle Klemt (violoncelle).
Performance: Anna Faber (violon), Mia Bodet (violon), Yodfat Miron (alto) and Isabelle Klemt (violoncelle).
Dramaturgy: Gilles Amalvi.
Light creation and luminous objects design: Rima Ben Brahim.
Costumes creation: La Bourette, assisted by Lucie Lizen.
Sound control: Baptiste Chatel.
External view: Boram Lie.
Production: Sarah Becher.
Production: NO DRAMA & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.
Executive production: Latitudes Prod. – Lille.
Coproductions: Montpellier Danse ; CCNO – Centre chorégraphique National d’Orléans ; Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant ; CCN – Ballet National de Marseille ; Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers ; centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio/Ministère de la Culture ; Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio ; Festival NEXT ; BUDA Kunstencentrum Courtrai ; PACT / Zollverein Essen.

Project funded by the Federal Government German Federal Cultural Foundation Commissioner for Culture and the Media; The Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin , Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant. The project is supported by la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

NO DRAMA is supported by a structural funding help by la DRAC Île-de-France.

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is funded by The Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin

Thanks to: Nitsan Margaliot, Josephine Boivineau, Léa Gallet, Anaïs Fornes, Caroline Lefèvre, Elisa Hernandez, Juan Pablo Landazuri, Yi-Wei Wang, Amandine Lesca, Lucas Soares, Alina Tskhovrebova, Muriel Garric, Paul Grassin et Louise Phelipon.