Xavier Le Roy
More Mouvements
für Lachenmann

Monday, September 19, 2011

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New York Times and Time Out NY Critics' Pick


This elegantly re-imagined musical performance explores and deconstructs the traditional music concert format.

Working with composer Helmut Lachenmann and eight musicians, French choreographer Xavier Le Roy fractures and uncouples sounds and movements, events and silences, actions and stillness. A gradual transition in how we perceive the music unfolds, intensifying and enhancing the concert experience itself.

Annette Bik (violin), Günther Lebbing (guitar),
Andreas Lindenbaum (cello), Tom Pauwels (guitar),
Dimitrios Polisoidis (violin), Barbara Romen (guitar),
Sophie Schafleitner (violin), and Gunter Schneider (guitar) 

"It is something between a theater, a choreography, and a concert performance."—Xavier Le Roy

"Exploring how listening participates in what we see, and vice versa"—Xavier Le Roy

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Day-of Prices
FIAF Members: $20
Non-Members: $25


Recent Buzz & Reviews

"Le Roy returns to New York with More Mouvements für Lachenmann. Included in this year's Crossing the Line festival, the production is a mesmerizing look at a musical concert without instruments; ultimately, it reveals the movement behind the sound, transforming the way we listen and look."—Time Out New York (read full article)

The Best Pieces from Two of the Top FestivalsTime Out New York, Aug 24

"... dance always features prominently, and this year's lineup is a sumptuous one, starting this week with Xavier Le Roy..."—The New York Times (read full article)

"Rigorously simple and wildly imaginative."—The New York Times

Xavier Le Roy at MoMA: read review


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Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance
Funded in part by the Institut français and by FUSED, a program of the National Dance Project/NEFA
and 972, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, FACE, the Florence Gould Foundation
Top Image: More Mouvements für Lachenmann © Monika Rittershaus

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