"Le Sacre du Printemps"
23.02.2008 | 22.00 h
24.02.2008 | 13.00 Uhr + 16.00 h
After watching a rehearsal for "Le Sacre du Printemps"
with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (captured on the DVD "Rhythm
is it"), Xavier Le Roy decided to work with Stravinsky’s
classic piece himself. Le Roy applied an elaborate process to study
the conductor’s interpretation of the music. The resulting
material provides the structure for his choreography. Here cause,
effect and functions shift: the gestures and movements seem to be
brought on by the music itself, raising the question: when is one
performing and when is one performed by the music?
Xavier Le Roy
studied molecular biology
in Montpellier, and has worked as a dancer and choreographer since
1991. He was artist in residence at Podewil (Berlin) from 1997 -
2003 and is currently Associated Artist at the Centre Chorégraphique
National de Montpellier (F). "Le Sacre du Printemps" was
created in 2007.
Futher information: www.insituproductions.net
Concept + performance | Xavier Le Roy. Music | Igor Strawinsky.
Sound direction | Peter Böhm. Recording | Berliner Philharmoniker
conducted by | Sir Simon Rattle. Artistic cooperation | Berno Odo
Polzer, Bojana Cvejic
Production | Le Kwatt und in situ productions. Co-production | Centre
Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon,
Les Subsistances/Residence (Lyon), Tanz im August - Internationales
Tanzfest 2007 (Berlin), PACT Zollverein - Choreographisches Zentrum
NRW (Essen). Supported by | the National Performance Net with resources
from Tanzplan Deutschland provided by the German Federal Cultural