Performance pour un chef soliste

CANCELED / Le Sacre du Printemps (2007)

Xavier Le Roy

Concept et interprétation : Xavier Le Roy
Musique : Igor Stravinsky
Design sonore : Peter Böhm
Enregistrement : Orchestre Philharmonique de Berlin dirigé par Sir Simon Rattle
Collaboration : Berno Odo Polzer, Bojana Cvejic

Production : Le Kwatt, illusion & macadam
Coproduction : CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Soutien : NPN – National Performance Network, Fondation fédérale allemande pour la culture – programme Tanzplan Deutschland
Résidence : Les Subsistances, Tanz im August, PACT Zollverein Essen

In his creations Xavier Le Roy questions the spectacular form and the institutions that support it, the choreographic performance and its actors, as well as the place of
the spectator in these devices. In 2007,
he created Rite of Spring because he was struck by the gestures of the conductor
 Sir Simon Rattle conducting Stravinsky’s score.
In his performance, he uses the body movements of the conductor, alone before the spectators who take the place of the orchestra’s musicians thanks to an immersive sound device.
Xavier Le Roy makes a form
of dance appear, a musical one in the strictest sense, by adopting the conductor’s intense gestures. The choreographer explains: “In listening, there are as many bodies
as there are roles and perspectives”.
In this case, who is interpreting the music during
the concert: the composer, the conductor, the musicians or each of the listener- spectators?

Sat. 21.03.2020
Charleroi - Écuries