Pas de deux #1 - Constructing Love (Koistinen/Valikoski/Zajac)

Pas de deux #1 – Constructing Love (Koistinen/Valikoski/Zajac)

“What kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of view of two and not one?”

–Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love, 2009


In Pas de deux #1 – Constructing Love, two people are led through a passage of encounter, separation, unification and exit. Objects and sound invite interaction from the pair, which generates a distinctive choreography, and allows for individual reflection and shared moments.

 Alain Badiou writes: “…love is a re-invention of life. To re-invent love is to re-invent that re-invention.” In this piece Koistinen, Valikoski and Zajac invite the audience to reflect upon this re-invention.

Pas de deux #1 – Constructing Love is the first part of the new series “Pas de deux” by Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.


Concept, Choreography, Music and Light design: Milla Koistinen, Paul Valikoski, Ladislav Zajac


Performances on the 24th and 26th of January 2020 in radialsystem as part of the series “New Empathies”.


“Pas de deux” is a Project from Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop in cooperation with radialsystem and is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. “New Empathies” is funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Media partners: tip Berlin, Exberliner, Ask Helmut and VAN.

photo by Ladislav Zajac