“Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy is an exhibition conceived as a choreography of actions that will be carried out by performers for the duration of the exhibition. These actions will compose situations that inquire into various experiences about how we use, consume or produce time.
This exhibition employs retrospective as a mode of production rather than aiming to show the development of an artist’s work over a period of time. It seeks to recast the material from the solo choreographies in situations with live actions where the apparatuses of the theater performance and the museum exhibition intersect.
Based on solo works by Xavier Le Roy created between 1994 and 2010, the work unfolds in three time axes: the duration of the visit composed by each visitor, the daily basis of labor time of 16 performers and the time of the growth of a new composition during the length of the exhibition.

This work has been conceived following the invitation from Laurence Rassel (Artistic Director of the Antoni Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona)






Fundació Antoni Tàpies - Barcelona:

24th February - 22nd April, 2012 from 10h to 19h except Monday


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


Thanks to the participants to the workshop "retrospective as a mode of production" during ImpulsTanz - Vienna 2011: Ben Evans, He Jin Jang, Iris Julian, Lenio Kalkea, Arianna Marcoulides, Nibia Pastrana santiago, Magdalena Ptasznik, Anatoli Vlassov et Marta Ziolek.




Dancing Museum -Festival Mettre en Scène - Rennes:

8th - 24th November, 2012, 14h to 20h, from Thursday to Saturday


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




Interação e Conectividade VII - Teatro Castro Alves - Salvador

4th - 13th July, 2013, 13h - 18h except Monday


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

8 - 25 August, 2013, from 11h to 18h except Monday


With: Ira DeminaPhilipp 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:

25 October - 10 November, from 10h to 17h except Monday


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,



Centre Pompidou - Le Nouveau Festival - Paris

19th February - 10th March 2014 from 11h to 21h, Except Tuesday,


With: Alexandre Achour, Anneleen Keppens, Ben Evans, Adane Wei Bloom, 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.


Production: Le Kwatt

Coproduction: Centre Pompidou

With the support of DRAC Ile de France to Le Kwatt as Compagnie Conventionnée



TheaterWorks - Singapore
25 Jully - 2 August 2014

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


Retrospective is produced and presented by TheaterWorks
Supported by; Le Kwatt et Institut Français
Engagement Programmes Sponsored by:
arts fund, Lee fondation, Kuo Pao Kun Foundation



MoMA PS1 - New York
2nd Octobre – 1st Decembre 2014


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


Retrospective is organized at MoMA PS1 by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator and Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant.
Retrospective is presented at MoMA PS1 as part of Crossing the Line 2014, a festival created and organized by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).



BAC - Beirut
24 September – 10 October 2015


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

supported by TransARTE., Institut Français, Association Philippe Jabre, Banque Libano Française, Yola Noujaim, Joumana Asseily
With the kind support of Le Kwatt production company.




Taipei Biennale, 2016 - Fine Arts Museum - Taipei
08 December – 08 January 2016

Artistic collaboration: Scarlet YU
With: I-Hsiang WANG, Sophia WANG, Chiu-Yi CHIANG, Ogawa LYU, Lu LEE, River LIN, I-Fang LIN, Yu-Ju LIN, Sean HSU, Jia-Ling HSU, Fangas NAYAW, Fu-Rong CHEN, Sherwood CHEN, Hao CHENG, Pin-Wen SU


Invitated by Corinne Diserens, Curator of Taipei Biennale 2016
Produced by Taipei Biennale 2016
supported by Institut Français
With the support of Le Kwatt production company.




NC-arte - Bogota

18 february - 25 march, 2017


Artistic collaboration: Ben Evans
With: Alejandro Penagos, Angela Marciales, Catalina Contreras, Francisco Arrieta, Gabriela Abello, Héctor Orjuela, Isabel Villamil, Jesus Martin Lopez, Juanita Delgado, Natalia Pena, Paola Correan, Santiago Gonzalez, Zoitsa Noriega. 


Produced by : NC-arte
With support: National University of Columbia, French Institut and Le Kwatt

Antoni Tapiès Foundation - Barcelona, Spain

The Dancing Museum, Festival Mettre en Scène - Rennes , France

Galerie of Teatro Castro Alves - Salvador do Bahia, brazil

Deichtorhallen-International Summer festival - Hamburg, Germany

Panorama - Museu de Arte do Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Panorama - Museu de Arte do Rio - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Galerie sud, Centre Pompidou - Paris, France

TheaterWorks, Singapore

MoMA-PS1 - New York City, USA

Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Taipei Biennial - Fine Arts Museum - Taipei, Taiwan

NC-Arte - Bogotà, Colombia

NC-Arte - Bogotà, Colombia