Xavier le Roy

More Mouvements für Lachenmann
Mon, Sept 19
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Product of Circumstances
Tue, Sept 20
FIAF, Tinker Auditorium

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About Xavier le Roy

Over the last decade, choreographer Xavier Le Roy has opened up new perspectives in the world of dance. Trained as a molecular biologist, he approaches his work almost 'scientifically,' starting with a single idea or question. Exploring the human body and how we perceive it, Xavier Le Roy defies categorization as a dance maker.

Xavier Le Roy holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier (France), and has worked as a dancer and choreographer since 1991. From 1996 to 2003, he was an artist-in-residence at the Podewil in Berlin. In 2007–2008, he was "Associated Artist" at the Centre Choréographique National de Montpellier. In 2010, Le Roy was an Artist-in-Residence fellow at the MIT Program in Art Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA).

Through his solo works, including Self Unfinished (1998) and Product of Circumstances (1999), Le Roy has radicalized academic discourse about the body and choreographic art. Xavier Le Roy develops his work like a researcher, while simultaneously focusing on the relationships between process and product and his own involvement in the process. He regularly initiates projects to question modes of production, collaboration, and conditions of group work with projects such as E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S. (1999–2000), Project (2003), and 6 Months 1 Location (2008). His latest works, including the solos Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) and Product of Other Circumstances (2009), as well as the group piece low pieces (2009–2011), explore more explicitly the diverse modes of relationships between spectators and performers.



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