This Saturday, the piece ´Alexandre´ reflects on equality while on Sunday an ensemble is performing in the show ´In Your Head´


This weekend, the Auditorio de Tenerife is hosting two shows by the Brazilian artist Pol Pi. This Saturday (6th), Alexandre will be staged, a dance solo starring the dancer and choreographer, while on Sunday (7th), In Your Head will be performed, a show with the Berlin string ensemble Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are being held in the stage box of the Symphony Hall.

After questioning the physical, linguistic, and anthropological issues raised by the recording of a voice and dealing with the male rite of passage, Pol Pi created Alexandre, thus making this name the password for a possible transformation.

Alexandre weaves a complex tapestry, a reflection of the construction of sameness and difference. It's a journey of self-discovery, where the protagonist's body, voice, and imaginary doubles intertwine in a ritual that traverses the realms of near and far, fusion and cut, dream and reality, masculine and feminine.

On the other hand, in the show In Your Head, with a concept and artistic direction by Pol Pi, the members of a string quartet consider what happens in the body of a musician when they play: how does music take hold of the body, go through it, make it pulsate, move, act and resonate with the score through an object that is both inert and living: the instrument? In In Your Head, with playwriting by Gilles Amalvi, the performer plays and dances an inner dance that is concentrated and precise.

The choreographer Pol Pi, a trained musician who has played the viola for a long time, had the instinct to present Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich: a testamentary work composed 15 years after the Second World War as a requiem for himself, who acts like a ghost hovering over the music, burdened with the darkness of war and the oppression he suffered throughout his career.

This composition is performed by Kaleidoskop, a Berlin group devoted to experimenting with instrumental music by exploring the body and stage. Accompanied by four of its musicians -Sophie Notte on the cello, Anna Faber and Mia Bodet on the violin, and Yodfat Miron on the viola-, Pol Pi has tried to extract the essence of his intimate, daily, conflictive and passionate relationship with music and its instruments, creating a series of pictures that resonate with the score.

The score acts as an intermediary between the language of the notes and that of the bodies, between Shostakovich's concerns and those of the present. It is followed to the letter, guiding every breath, finger inflexion, or movement of a member.

Pol Pi is a transmasculine Brazilian choreographer based in France since 2013. Before entering contemporary dance, he worked in theatre, music, and opera, and he has been a professional musician for over ten years. He is interested in a broader understanding of choreography, working around questions of memory and temporality, language and translation, and the idea of archive in dance, with a particular interest in works based on being in situ. In 2016, he founded No Drama in Paris, creating several choreographies, including the two coming to the Auditorio de Tenerife this weekend.

Founded in 2006 in Berlin, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop has worked to develop new forms of experimental musical theatre from the outset. With great openness, the group creates new formats, collaborates with international artists from other genres, and stages music in contemporary contexts. Recently, the group's work has focused on examining the body. The group members have gone from being mere instrumentalists to becoming musical performers and co-authors of these collaborative productions. Kaleidoskop views musical theatre as a meeting, community space and a place that has the power to imagine other futures.

The tickets for the performances, priced at ten euros, are available on the website, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.