Tuesday 29 September 2015, 8pm
Al Madina Theater, Hamra

Entrance: 20000 LBP, 25000LBP

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“A chair, a desk, a soundtrack, that doesn’t start. A dancer in a shirt uses strong sound effects to imitate a robot. Indeed an understandable, even conventional idea, that is until Xavier Le Roy’ s (1963, France) play turns into a gripping mental space. Head over heels, the dancer’ s body is transformed in a real time into a series of hallucinogenic morphological aberrations, representing images of body that reconfigures itself based to unwritten laws and a disquieting, inhuman rhythm. It undergoes long stases, makes infinite movements and begins to crawl abruptly. In addition to the torsion carried out in the “spectacle de danse” (dance performance), Xavier Le Roy taps into a new field where scientific and social data is transferred and imprinted in imaginary representations of the body.”
by Francois Piron in the journal des arts of Connivence, 6th Biennale de Lyon

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. 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 is 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 opened new perspectives for dance and his individual approach has radicalized academic discourse about the body and choreographic art. 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, such as the solos Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) and Product of Other Circumstances (2009), as well as the group piece low pieces (2009-2011), “production” created together with Mårten Spångberg for the exhibition Move: Choreographing you, “untitled” 2012 for the exhibition 12 Rooms and “Retrospective”, first realized in 2012 at the Tapiès Foundation-Barcelona, produce situations that explore more explicitly diverse mode of relationships between spectators and performers.