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). In 2012, he begins a 3 years residency at Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris. Through his solo works such as « Self Unfinished (1998) » and « Product of Circumstances (1999) », he has opened new perspectives in the field of choreographic art.
His latest works such as the solo « Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) », « Untitled (2014) », the group piece « low pieces (2011) », and works for exhibition spaces such as « production (2011) » created together with Mårten Spångberg, « untitled (2012) » for the exhibition 12 Rooms, « Retrospective » first realized in 2012 at the Tapiès Foundation-Barcelona, « Temporary title (2015 » created at Sydney in the frame of John Kaldor Public Art Project or « For The Unfaithful Replica » in collaboration with Scarlet Yu at CA2M Madrid produce situations that explore the relationships between spectactors/visitors/performers and the production of subjectivities.

 

 

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WORKS

 

2016

For The Unfaithful replica
Work created by Xavier Le Roy and Scalet Yu for the exhibition "The Unfaithful Replica » following the invitation of Nuria Enguita Mayo and Laurence Rassel. The work unfolds and transforms along the exhibition. It involves visitors who will visit the exhibition using and following actions and speeches passed by a visitor and that they will themselves pass to another visitor etc.)
@ Premiere at Centro de Arte dos de Mayo – Madrid (Spain)

 

Temporary Title, 2015
Work developed for the space and the time of an exhibition, conceived by Xavier Le Roy
@ Centre Pompidou – Paris, with: Alexandre Achour, Jorge Alencar, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Saša Asentić, Christian Bourigault, Sherwood Chen, Christine De Smedt, Ben Evans, Luís Miguel Félix, Zeina Hanna, Alice Heyward, Becky Hilton, Hélène Iratchet, Xavier Le Roy, Neto Machado, Sabine Macher, João dos Santos Martins, Amaara Raheem, Jan Ritsema, Scarlet Yu. Artistic collaborator : Scarlet Yu
Production: Le Kwatt Coproduction : Kaldor Public Art Projects (Sydney), Carriageworks (Sydney), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris.

 

2015

Temporary Title, 2015
@ Carriageworks / Kaldor Public Art Project – Sydney, with : Natalie Abbott, Christine Babinskas, Geraldine Balcazar, Georgia Bettens, Eugene Choi, Matthew Day, Lauren Eiko, Peter Fraser, Ryuichi Fujimura, Alice Heyward, Becky Hilton, David Huggins, Marcus Mckenzie, Kathryn Puie, Amaara Raheem, Adam Warburton, Darcy Wallace, Ivey Wawn. Artistic collaborator : Scarlet Yu
Production: Kaldor Public Art Projects
Coproduction: Carriageworks

 

Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy
Retrospective is an exhibition involving 6 performers unfolding in 3 gallery spaces. Each edition his created with local artists and produced by the museum inviting the work:


@ BAC – Beirut, with: Malek Andary . Ghida Hachicho . Alia Hamdan . Zeina Hanna. Sandra Iché . Hassan Rabeh . Maguy Tauk. Khouloud Yassine. Aurelien Zouki. Artistic Collaboration: Scarlet Yu  
This exhibition is presented by Marie Murracciole and the BAC, and supported by TransARTE., Institut Français, Association Philippe Jabre, Banque Libano Française, Yola Noujaim, Joumana Asseily

2014 Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy


@ MoMA PS1 - New York, with: Eleanor Bauer, Andrew Champlin, Sherwood Chen, Lindsay Clark, Alex Escalante, Ben Evans, Moriah Evans, Bryana Fritz, Michael Helland, K.J. Holmes, Iréne Hultman, Columbine Macher, Oisin Monaghan, Katy Pyle, Will Rawls and Takahiro Yamamoto. Artistic Collaboration: Ben Evans

 

@ Centre Pompidou - Le Nouveau Festival - Paris, with: Alexandre Achour, Anneleen Keppens, Ben Evans, Camille Durif Bonis, Chiara Gallerani, Clémence Galliard, Cyriaque Villemaux, Frédéric Seguette, Hélène Iratchet, Herman Diephuis, Jérôme Andrieu, João dos Santos, Martins, Josep Caballero, Min Kyoung Lee, Polina Akhmetzyanova, Sabine Macher, Sherwood Chen, Volmir Cordeiro, Zeina Hanna.

 

@ TheaterWorks - Singapore, with Aaron Khek, Bernice Lee, Chan Sze Wei, Jereh Leong, Joavien Ng, Kai Eng, Loo Zihan, Max Chen, Melinda Lee, Mohd Fared Jainal, Norisham Osman, Scarlet Yu and Wiing Liu. Artistic Collaboration: Scarlet Yu

 

Untitled (2014)
Theater evening in 3 parts conceived and performed by Xavier Le Roy
@ Premiere at Théâtre de la Cité Internationale – Paris :
Technical director: Bruno Moinard
Mannequins by: Coco Petitpierre
Rehearsal assistant: Scarlet Yu
Production: Le Kwatt Coproduction: Théâtre de la Cité Internationale - Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris 2014, PACT Zollverein - Essen, Kaaitheater - Brussels, Festival Theaterformen Hanovre Université de Paris 8 Département Danse (Spatialité et Danse) – Paris (France)

 

Gran Torso and  iij. Noct. 
Staged Concert by Xavier Le Roy
@ Premiere at AlteOper Frankfurt
Music by Helmut Lachenmann and Friedrich Haas
Performed by: Quatuor Klang Forum: Annette Bik, Sophie Schafleitner - violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis - viola, Andreas Lindenbaum – violoncello
Production: AlteOper Frankfurt

 

2013

Ma visite guidée
A work conceived by Xavier Le Roy for gardens or other public spaces first developed for “Potager du Roi”


@ Potager du roi – Versailles, with students of the national school of landscape – Versailles
Production: Festival Plastique Danse Flore

 

@ Cité Internationale Universitaire – Paris, with students living at La Cité Internationale de Paris
Artistic collaboration Frédéric Seguette
Production: TCI

 

Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy
@ Interação e Conectividade VII – Galeria  Teatro Castro Alves - Salvador, with: Neto Machado, Giorgia Conceição, Jorge Alencar , Fábio Osório Monteiro, Ronie Rodrigues, Jacqueline Elesbao, Matias Santiago, Jacyan Castilho, Volmir Cordeiro, Daniella Aguiar Artistic Collaboration: Christophe Wavelet
Production: Interação e Conectividade VII - Dimenti Coproduction: Le Kwatt

 

@ Deichtorhallen - International Summer Festival - Hamburg, with: Ira Demina, Philipp van der Heijden, Vera Knolle , Ante Pavić, Natalia Torales, João dos Santos Martins, Ben Evans , Josep Caballero, Zeina Hanna, Alexandre Achour 
Production: International Summer Festival Hamburg Coproduction: Le Kwatt In Cooperation with Deichtorhallen Hamburg. With the support of Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung

 

@ Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) - Panorama festival -Rio de Janeiro, with: Neto Machado, Fábio Osório Monteiro, Jacqueline Elesboa, Matias Santiago, Jacyan Castilho, Volmir Cordeiro, Daniella Aguiar, Laura Samy, Denise Stutz, Jeanne Claudino, João dos Santos Martins, Artistic Collaboration: Christophe Wavelet
Production: Panorama Festival, Coproduction: Interação e Conectivdade VII - Dimenti,


2012

Untitled (2012)
A work conceived by Xavier Le Roy for Exhibition spaces with 2 performers and a dummy. Created for the exhibition 12 Rooms.
@ Premiere at Ruhr Triennale, Essen
Dummy made by Coco Petitpierre
Production: Ruhr Triennale

 

Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy
@ Premiere at Fundació Antoni Tàpies - Barcelona, with: Karolina Rychlik, Guillem Mont de Palol, Sergi Faustino, Javier Vaquero Ollero, Quim Bigas Bassart, Aimar Pérez Galí, Pere Faura, Clara Tena, Idurre Azkue, Cristina Blanco, Cristina Nuñez, Mariona Naudin, Mizar Martinez, Nuria Gregori, Carme Torrent
Production: Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Coproduction: Le Kwatt. With the support of Goethe Institut, Institut Français

 

@ Dancing Museum - Festival Mettre en Scène – Rennes, with: Anne Lenglet, Gaël Sesboüé, Cristina Blanco, Ben Evans, Lucie Germon, João dos Santos Martins, Thierry Micouin, Karolina Rychlik, Carme Torrent
Production: Le Kwatt. Coproduction : Fondation Antoni Tapiès – Barcelone ; Musée de la danse. With the support of l’Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique

 

2011

low pieces
Work for theater by Xavier Le Roy
With: Salka Ardal Rosengren, Sasa Asentic, Eleanor Bauer, Mette Ingvarsten, Anne Juren, Krõõt Juurak, Neto Machado, Luis Miguel Félix, Jan Ritsema, Christine DeSmedt & Xavier Le Roy.
Production: Le Kwatt With the support of: Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Festival In-Presentable - Casa Incendida Madrid, Julia Stoschek Collection - Dusseldorf, The Center for Advanced Visual Studies - MIT - Boston, Tanzquartier - Wien, Southbank Centre - London, Hebbel Am Ufer - Berlin,  Festival d'Avignon 2011, DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon

 

2010

production
Work created for the exhibition "Move: Choreographing You » at the Hayward Gallery-London for 3 performers.
In London alternately: Irina Baldini, Hrafnhildur Benedikstdottir, Nathalia Mello, Paola Di Bella, Ina Dokmo, Andrew Graham, AlexandrinaHemsley, Pauline Huguet, Christopher Matthews, Tuuli Hynynen, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Amanda Prince-Lubawy, Andrea Samain, Megan Saunders, Lizzie Sells, Alice Tatge, Else Tunemyr, Helena Webb
Production was made possible through a collaboration with the alumni of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Supported by Portland Green Cultural Projects

 

2009

Product Of Other Circumstances
Work for theater choreographed and performed by Xavier Le Roy
Production: Le Kwatt, Coproduction: Le musée de la danse - Rennes with thanks to: Boris Charmatz, PAF (performing arts forum)

 

2008

More Mouvements Für Lachenmann
Concert staged by Xavier Le Roy
Music by Helmut Lachenmann, performed by: Quatuor Klang Forum: Annette Bik, Sophie Schafleitner - violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis - viola, Andreas Lindenbaum - violoncello and 2 duo of guitars: Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen / Tom Pauwels, Günther Lebbing
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic, Berno Odo Polzer, Sound Engineer: Wolfgang Musil
Production: Le Kwatt, in situ productions, 
Coproduction: Centre chorégraphique national de Languedoc-Roussillon - Montpellier, Festival d'Automne - Paris, Festival Montpellier Danse 2008 - Montpellier, Le CentQuatre - Paris, Tanzquartier Wien and Wien Modern - Vienna

 

2007

Le sacre du printemps
Work for theater choreographed and performed by Xavier Le Roy
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Sound Design: Peter Boehm
Recording: Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle Artistic
Collaboration: Berno Polzer, Bojana Cvejic
Production: Le Kwatt Coproduction: 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 network with funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as part of its project Dance Plan Germany

 

2006

Ionisation
Choreography for 40 children, in the frame of the education project from the Berliner Philharmoniker
Music Edgar Varèse, performed by Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Production: Berliner Philharmoniker

 

2005

Mouvements Für Lachenmann
Concert staged by Xavier Le Roy
Music by Helmut Aachenmann: Schattentanz für Klavier (Nr. 7 aus "Ein Kinderspiel", 1980), Salut für Caudwell Musik für zwei Gitarristen (1977), Mouvement (- vor der Erstarrung) für Ensemble (1982/84)
Performed by: Quatuor Klang Forum: Piano: Marino Forment, 2 duo of guitars: Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen / Tom Pauwels, Günther Lebbing, Ensemble: Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin. Musical Direction: Peter Rundel, Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejic, Berno Odo Polzer, Sound Engineer: Wolfgang Musil
Production: Wiener Taschenoper, Coproduction: Tanzquartier Wien, Wien Modern, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin

 

2003

The Theatre Of Repetitions
Music theatre in three tales by Bernhard Lang directed, staged and choreographed by Xavier Le Roy
Music director: Johannes Kalitzke, Costumes: Christine Rebet, Light: Andreas Fuchs, Sound design: Peter Böhm, Dramaturgy: Wolfgang Reiter,
With Soloists: Anna Maria Pammer, Jenny Renate Wicke, Ekkehard Abele, David Cordier, Alfred Werner, Martin Wölfel Klangforum Wien and Les jeunes solistes under the direction of Daniel Navia and Rachid Safir. Dancers: Gaetan Bulourde, Herman Diephuis, Paul Gazzola, Frédéric Seguette
Coproduction: Opéra National de Paris and Steirischer Herbst Graz (Graz 2003 – Cultural Capital of Europe)

 

Project
A work for theater
Choreographed and performed with Susanne Berggren, Raido Mägi, Mart Kangro, Amaia Urra, Raquel Ponce, Juan Domínguez, Tino Sehgal, Paul Gazzola, Frédéric Seguette, Mårten Spångberg, Alice Chauchat, Carlos Pez Gonzalez, Pirkko Husemann, Ion Munduate, Nadia Cusimano, Geoffrey Garrison, Kobe Matthys, Christine De Smedt, Anna Koch and Xavier Le Roy.
Technical Direction: Bruno Pocheron. Music: Léonard de Léonard
Production: in situ productions (D) and Le Kwatt (F). Coproduction: Berliner Festwochen Berlin, Gulbenkian Foundation — CAPITALS Lisbonne, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, Kaaitheater Bruxelles, Ballett Francfort & TAT and Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon. With the support from: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Podewil and TanzWerkstatt Berlin With Thanks to: Pierre Le Roy (Le Kwatt administration), Jocelyne Le Roy (Skirts confection), Stefan Pente, Mugatxoan-Arteleku, Spring Dance Festival 2001, "I will never let you go" (Panacea Stockholm 2001).

 

2001

Giselle
Work for theater by Xavier Le Roy and Eszter Salamon  
Dance by Eszter Salamon or Salka Ardal Rosengren
Production: Le Kwatt and in situ productions. Coproduction: SACD, and Festival d’Avignon 2001, for "le vif du sujet". With the support from: TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin, Kaai Theater-Bruxelles and the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur-Berlin. With thanks to: Kunsten Festival des Arts 2001 and Pierre Le Roy. Created at the "Festival d’Avignon 2001" in the frame work of "Le Vif du Sujet" proposed by the SACD

 

Self Interview
Work for a performer and a tape recorder for diverse spaces by and with: Xavier Le Roy
Production: in situ productions and Le Watt.  With the support from: TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin and the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kults

2000 Xavier Le Roy by Jérôme Bel
A work for theater by Jérôme Bel conceived by: Xavier Le Roy 
Music: Bernard Herrmann 
Thanks to: Silke Becker, Jérôme Bel, Katrin Busching, Rebecca Lee, Pascale Paoli, Petra Roggel, Frédéric Seguette, Maximilian Stelz, Nobert Strache, Tino Sehgal, Claudia Triozzi 
Coproduction:Time Festival (Gent) and TanzWerkstatt/Podewil (Berlin) This project is subsidied by: the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile de France-Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Paris), AFAA (Association Française d’Action Artistique—Ministères des Affaires Etrangères) (Paris) and Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (Berlin) 
Thanks to:Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

 

1999

E.X.T.E.N.S..I.O.N.S
Work developed in gymnasium and presented 7 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Variable formats together with: Alain Buffard, Antje Rose, Celia Brown, Christophe Wavelet, Claudia Triozzi, Jérôme Bel, Julie Andrée, Laurent Goldring, Marie Louise Guilcher, Mårten Spångberg, Meg Stuart, Nuno Bizzaro, Paul Gazzola, Peggy Phelan, Petra Roggel, Sabeth Buchmann, Stefan Geene, Stefan Gregory, Stefan Pente, Tara Herbst, Tino Sehgal, Xavier Le Roy
Production : in situ productions et Le Kwatt. Coproduction : Senatsverwaltung fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Podewil/Tanzwerkstatt - Berlin, Laboratorium - Anders. With the support of Zentraleinrichtung Hochschulsport der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Product Of Circumstances
Work for theater choreographed and performed by:  Xavier Le Roy
Production: in situ productions and Le Watt. Coproduction: Podewil / TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung and Kultur, Berlin. Thanks to: Chantal Escot-Theillet, Tara Herbst, Mårten Spångberg, Hortensia Völckers and Christophe Wavelet.

 

1998

Self Unfinished
Work for theater choreographed and performed by:  Xavier Le Roy
According to a collaboration with: Laurent Goldring. Music: Diana Ross
Production: in situ productions and Le Kwatt. Coproduction: Substanz-Cottbus, TIF Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.v. aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums des Innern. With the support from: TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin and the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.

 

1997

Narcisse Flip
Work for theater choreographed and performed by:  Xavier Le Roy and Alexander Birntraum.
Music Alexander Birntraum

 

1995

Zonder Fact
Work for theater choreographed and performed by:  Xavier Le Roy and Alexander Birntraum.
Music Alexander Birntraum

 

1994

Things I Hate to Admit
Work for theater choreographed and performed by:  Xavier Le Roy and Alexander Birntraum.
Music Alexander Birntraum