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Xavier Le Roy In Public


Fri 27 Nov 2015, 12:00am–6:00pm
Sat 12 Dec 2015, 12:00am–6:00pm

Where: Alliance Francaise, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda, Wide Bay-Burnett

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: cultural1

A multi-dimensional program tailor-made for Melbourne.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, the French choreographer Xavier Le Roy has become one of the major figures in contemporary dance. At the invitation of Kaldor Public Art Projects in Sydney and Dancehouse in Melbourne, Le Roy is returning to Australia where he will remain for more than a month. His program’s highlight is undoubtedly the performance of Self Unfinished (1998), his signature solo work that has been touring the world since its creation. In Melbourne from 27th November until 12th December, Le Roy is at the heart of a rich and exceptionally dense program – Xavier Le Roy _ in public. As well as the performance of Self Unfinished, the program includes a workshop-lab, conversations with the public, an exhibition and film-screenings. Xavier Le Roy _ in public is a journey of discovery, of both a work and a different way of thinking. It offers an unprecedented point of view on art while remaining accessible to the vast majority.

Xavier Le Roy _ in perspective

Contemporary dance in questions/exhibition

Contemporary Dance in Questions examines the forces at play in France’s contemporary choreography landscape and its evolution since the 1980s. Using emblematic text and pictures, it invites us to revisit the main issues raised by such art form.

Opening night in the presence of Xavier Le Roy: 27th Nov, 6.30pm to 8.00pm (admission free - bookings required).

Date and time: 28th Nov – 12th Dec (excluding 4th to 7th Dec) 10am-6pm. Closed on Sundays.

Xavier Le Roy _ on screen

This on-screen program features Umwelt by Maguy Marin, one of the most influential French choreographers to date, a series of excerpts exploring nudity in contemporary dance and a filmed conversation between Xavier Le Roy and Jérôme Bel .

xavier le roy (2000), 50'

An interview between Xavier Le Roy and Jérôme Bel on the creation of the performance Xavier Le Roy by Jérôme Bel that radically calls into question the notion of authorship. Non stop screening. In French with English subtitles

Date and time: 28th Nov – 12th Dec (excluding 4th to 7th Dec) 10am-6pm. Closed on Sundays.

Nudity in Contemporary Dance (excerpts), 50’

A selection of excerpts from major dance pieces that have explored nudity and brought a new perspective to the naked body:

Isadora Duncan dansant, c.1920 /Danse Nicoska, c.1920 /Documents d’archives sur le Cabaret Tabarin, c.1930 /Duo d’Eden, 1986, Maguy Marin /Mauvais genre, 2003, Alain Buffard /Striptiz, 1986, Graziella Martinez /Tragedie, 2012, Olivier Dubois /Une mystérieuse chose, a dit e.e Cummings, 1996, Vera Mantero /Pezzo 0 (due), 2002, Maria Donata d’Urso /Magma, 2011, Boris Charmatz /Quando l’uomo principale è una donna, 2004, Jan Fabre /Incarnat, 2005, Lia Rodrigues
Please note! This film contains nudity that may offend some viewers.

Date and time: Sat 28 Nov at 11am / Thu 10 Dec at 6:30pm

Venue: Alliance Française, Basement Room, 51 Grey St, St Kilda Admission free - bookings are essential as places are limited - click on above links

Umwelt (filmed performance), 70’

Maguy Marin’s works transcend all codes and formal constraints in order to invent new onstage forms in which music, text, theatre and dance interplay. Umwelt is a masterpiece created in 2004 and has been performed worldwide since. A Must See! Please note! This film contains imagery that may offend some viewers.

Date and time: Wed 02 Dec at 6.30pm / Sat 12 Dec at 11am

All bookings can either be made online via our website by clicking the above links or by calling our reception.