Xavier Le Roy (France)


16 ~19 /5|Thursday ~ Sunday|8pm     Old Court Building     Tickets: MOP 100

Choreographer and Performer: Xavier Le Roy
Production Manager and Co-ordinator: Vincent Cavaroc
According to a collaboration with: Laurent Goldring
Music: Diana Ross
Production: in situ productions and Le Kwatt
Coproduction: Substanz-Cottbus, TIF Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.v. aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums des Innern
With the support of TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin and the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur

Performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, UK in 2009
Performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2010
Performed at the International Dance Festival Birmingham, UK in 2010

Considered an iconoclast in the dance world, Xavier Le Roy is an outstanding French choreographer who draws on diverse influences from the worlds of science, performance art and contemporary dance. Trained as a molecular biologist, he approaches his work scientifically, starting with a single idea or question. Concerned with the representation of the body, Self-Unfinished presents Le Roy alone on stage as he morphs between human and machine, slowly contorting his body into a variety of surprising poses, deviating as far as possible from an identifiable human figure. The hour-long piece, performed in silence, suggests a world of multiple possibilities and reveals Le Roy’s ongoing interest in robotics.

“Rigorously simple and wildly imaginative… an invigorating theatrical experience.”
New York Times

Self Unfinished (Xavier Le Roy) and France’s “Nondance” movement
By Tung Ning Hsieh (Taiwan Theater Critic)


Restricted to audiences aged 18 and over (contains nudity)

Duration: approximately 50 minutes, no interval