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Nyon

Schönheit ist Nebensache or beauty is accessory

Two shows at the Festival Farø of Nyon and for the first time in Switzerland !

Schönheit ist Nebensache or beauty is accessory
Schönheit ist Nebensache or beauty is accessory

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 11, 2024, 8:00 PM

Nyon, Rue des Marchandises 5, 1260 Nyon, Suisse

About the event

Schönheit ist Nebensache or beauty is accessory, a solo by and with Pol Pi


“Beauty is accessory” is one of the instructions that appears at the beginning of the 4th movement of the Sonata for Solo Viola op. 25 no.1 by German composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). It could have been said by his compatriot and expressionist choreographer Dore Hoyer (1911-1967), author of Afectos Humanos, a cycle of dances Pol Pi has been working with since 2014.

A musician before being a dancer, Pol wishes to create in this performance a dialogue between these two works that have marked his career, both made up of five short solos as refined as they are charged with expressiveness. Between irruptions of intensity in the body or through the viola, letters from these two German artists marked by the context of Nazism and the Cold War will take us to existential and political questions as dated as actual.

Conception, direction and performance: Pol Pi
Based on an original choreography by Dore Hoyer (© Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln) and original music by Paul Hindemith
Transmission of dances: Martin Nachbar
Body painting: Gwendalys Leriche

Executive production: Latitudes Prod. – Lille / Charlotte Martiaux
Administration: Adele Devos
Communication: Louise Marion – Astrid Herbron

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