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Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy

Thu, Oct 2–Mon, Dec 1

Ticket Info

Entry with Museum Admission

Viewing Hours
Thu–Mon, from 12–6pm

22–25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City


A landmark exhibition of gesture and speech highlights the canonical career of French choreographer Xavier Le Roy in the MoMA PS1 galleries. Over the course of two months, more than a decade's worth of solo work is continuously recycled and transformed by a team of local performers, while visitors are invited to experience the varying ways we use, consume, or produce time.

About Xavier Le Roy

Xavier Le Roy holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier, and has worked as a dancer and choreographer since 1991. He has performed with diverse companies and choreographers. From 1996 to 2003, he was artist-in-residence at the Podewil in Berlin. In 2007-2008 he was “Associated Artist” at Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, France. 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 such as Self Unfinished (1998) and Product of Circumstances (1999), he has opened new perspectives in the field of choreographic art. His recent works such as the solo Le Sacre du Printemps (2007), the group piece low pieces (2011), and works for exhibition spaces such as "production" (2011) created together with Mårten Spångberg, "untitled" 2012 for the exhibition 12 Rooms and Retrospective first realized in 2012 at the Tapiès Foundation-Barcelona, produce situations that explore the relationships between spectators/visitors/performers and the production of subjectivities. Le Roy was last seen in Crossing the Line in 2011.

Presented by MoMA PS1 as part of Crossing the Line 2014

Presentations of Retrospective are supported, in part, by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional funding from the Florence Gould Foundation; and with support from the Institut français through the TransARTE program.

Image:Retrospective, Lluís Bover © Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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