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Premiere: A Ballet of Slug and Shell (360° Video)

A Ballet of Slug and Shell is the first joint work between Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and multi-disciplinary artist Black Cracker, who is known for his works in sound, text, video and installation. This piece was created as a commissioned work for the 200th anniversary of Konzerthaus Berlin and was originally supposed to be shown live in April 2021. The piece was re-worked for a special 360° video version and recorded in the rehearsal space.

A starting point for the piece was the critical reflection around “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber. In “A Ballet of Slug and Shell” Black Cracker and Kaleidoskop start a dialogue around community, practice exchange, privilege, taste, violence and discomfort. In this search for aesthetic perspectives on hierarchy, structural oppression and discrimination they question each other about their own artistic origins and traditions. The 360° Video will be released on 15 July 2021 online on kaleidoskopmusik.de

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop: Anna Faber, Ildiko Ludwig, Yodfat Miron, Michael Rauter, Caleb Salgado, Mari Sawada, Daniella Strasfogel

Special guests: Fritz Helder, Leonardo Liccini, Natasha Vergilio

Artistic direction: Black Cracker
Musical director: Paul Valikoski
Dramaturgy and production management: Anna von Glasenapp
Music production: Black Cracker, Paul Valikoski, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Stage: Lau Bau, Kalma Lab
Costume: Marquet K. Lee
Sound design: Olivia Oyama
Licht design: Veslemoy Holseter
Video design: Kalma Lab
Augmented Reality design: Camille Lacadee
360° video production: Black Cracker, Camille Lacadee
Libretto edit: Ricardo Domeneck, Black Cracker
Grafik design: Yule Franke
Photos: Dan Caetano
Instagram design: Laura Clock

Production: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (Nina Braatz, Anna von Glasenapp, Michael Hohendorf, Volker Hormann, Alexander Krupp, Boram Lie)

Thanks to: Peaches Nisker, Kiani del Valle, Lori Baldwin

A commissioned work created for the 200th Anniversary of Konzerthaus Berlin. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Based on the research project “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


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