Product of Circumstances (1999)By and with: Xavier Le Roy
Production: in situ productions and Le Kwatt
Coproduction: Podewil / TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin
Thanks to:
Chantal Escot-Theillet, Tara Herbst, Mårten Spångberg, Hortensia Völckers and Christophe Wavelet.


Circumstances: "I began to take two dance classes a week at the same time that I started to work on my thesis for my Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology. It’s been now eight years that I have submitted my thesis and stopped to work as a biologist. Since I work as a dancer or choreograph I am very often presented as an atypical dancer or as a dancer molecular biologist. It became my currency in the "Society of the Spectacle". I was invited to prepare and present a lecture for an event on theory and praxis in performance ("Body currency" Wiener Festwochen June ‘98)..."

 
Product: Biography as theory. An autobiographical conference becoming a performance. My body as raw material of social and cultural organization and as the practice of critical necessity.



Marija Krtolica  About Product of Circumstances (1999) – NYC September 2011
Although Le Roy’s work is often humorous, it invites serious investigations of the subject in relationship to the apparatuses of control within the scientific environment, in dance studios, and everyday public areas.  The explicit choreographic statements are followed by the understatements. These latent meanings instigate the viewer to register the projections appearing in the interstices between hierarchies, needs and desires, produced as well as obscured  by the dominant structures.  Le Roy’s performance is a space of philosophical investigations which through micro actions perform subtle subversion of hierarchical organizational forms. These performative acts inspire awareness of the ways that hierarchies manifest themselves in the society today, and of the complex of rationalizations that give those manifestations support.


Tate Modern - London, Great Britain
2009/02/20

Goethe Institut - Jakarta, Indonesia
2009/10/09

Centre culturel de la Coopération - Buenos Aires, Argentinia
2009/11/04

Seymour Theater Center - Sidney, Australia
2009/11/20

Dancehouse - Melbourne, Australia
2009/11/27

University-Bordeaux 3 - Bordeaux, France
2008/01/21

LIFE - St. Nazaire, France
2008/03/28

FIAC Ouvertures/openings, Auditorium du Jeu de Paume - Paris, France
2008/10/25

La Mekanica, Festival Complicitats - Barcelona, Spain
2007/02/16

Montpellier Danse, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon - Montpellier, France
2007/02/20

Diverse Works - Houston, USA
2007/04/18

MIT - Boston, USA
2007/04/23

iDANS-Festival, Muammer Karaca - Istanbul, Turkey
2007/10/06

Dialoge, Republic - Salzburg, Austria
2007/12/02

Le Magasin - Grenoble, France
2006/05/17

Kulczyk Foundation - Poznan, Poland
2006/07/05

Universität Hamburg, Germany
2005/01/11

Les Prèsqu'iles de la Danse, La Ferme du Buisson - Paris, France
2005/02/13

unfriendly takeover, atelierfrankfurt - Francfort, Germany
2005/05/05

Agitato, Air Libre - Rennes, France
2005/05/20

imPact 05 | Choreographisches Zentrum Essen - Pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany
2005/10/30

Théâtre Châtillon - France
2005/12/03

Sommerakademie - Mousontheater, Francfort, Germany
2004/05/27

Festival Uzès Danse - Uzès, France
2011/06/18

Internationalen Bonner Tanzsolo Festival - Bonn, Germany
2011/02/15

Interaction & connectivity festival - Salvador Bahia, Brazil
2011/06/14

Crossing the line - FIAF - New York City, USA
2011/09/20

Chronicles of Work, Schloss Solitude - Stuttgart, Germany
2011/11/24

Mercat de les Flors - Barcelona, Spain
2012/04/12

Centro Gabriel Mistral / Institut Français - Santiago du Chili
2012/07/06

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine - Nancy
2012/04/27

Para/Site Art Space - Hong Kong
2012/08/28

Haus der Kultur der Welt – Berlin, Germany
2012/05/05

"On Research" Haus der Kultur der welt - Berlin, Germany
2012/05/05

Acts Of Voicing, Württembergischer Kunstverein - Stuttgart, Germany
2012/12/01

Wiener Festwochen - Vienna, Austria
1999/05/22

CDC - Toulouse, France
1999/11/17

Danças na Cidade - Lisbon, Portugal
1999/11/24

Kampnagel - Hambourg, Germany
2000/01/23

La Ménagerie de Verre - Paris, France
2000/02/04

ADC - Geneva, Switzerland
2000/02/10

TNB - Rennes, France
2000/04/06

Bilbao, France
2000/06/25

Arteleku - San Sebastian, Spain
2000/06/30

Bilbao, Espagne
2000/07/07

Tanzwerkstatt Europa - München, Germany
2000/07/29

BIT - Bergen, Norway
2000/10/06

Black Box Theatre - Oslo, Norway
2000/10/10

Springdance - Utrecht, Netherlands
2001/04/17

Brake Grond, Grand Magasin - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001/04/26

Kunstenfestival des Arts+Kaaitheater, Kaaitheater Studios | Brussels, Belgium
2001/05/07

HetVeemTheatre | Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001/05/16

The Place Theatre, ICA - London, Great Britain
2001/05/29

Von Krahl Teatre, 2tants promotion - Tallinn, Estonia
2001/09/01

Ayloul Festival, Lebanese Association for Contemporary art - Beyrouth, Liban Buchpräsentation Helmut Ploebst
2001/09/10

Goethe Institut Bogota - Bogota, Colombia
2001/10/27

Marseille Objectif Danse, Théâtre de la Friche - Marseille, France
2001/11/06

nouvelles collations, Opéra Rouen | Rouen France
2001/11/10

BIG Turino - Turin, Italy
2002/04/30

Dance Festival Zagreb | Zagreb, Croatia
2002/06/04

Bellone Brigittines asbl - Brussels, Belgium
2002/09/03

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Acarte - Lisbon, Portugal
2002/09/27

Le Labo, Le Lieu Unique - Nantes, France
2002/09/28

Cankarjev Dom", Kosovel Hall - Ljubljana, Slowenia
2002/10/30

Arsenal - Metz, France
2002/11/21

Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini - Valenciennes, France
2002/11/27

Theatre Minard, presented by Vooruit - Gent, Belgium
2003/01/16

Theatre Minard, presented by Vooruit - Gent, Belgium
2003/01/17

Riga, Lethuania
2003/05/04

Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France
2003/05/24

Tanzwerkstatt, Podewil - Berlin, Germany
2003/10/11

Lycée de l’Escaut - Valenciennes, France
2003/12/02

"Movimiento Sur", Parque Cultural - Valparaíso, Chili
2013/11/24

Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire - Paris, France
2013/12/06

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany
2014/03/20

EMPAC - TROY, NY, USA
2014/04/26

MOMA PS1 - New York, USA
2014/10/12

BAC - Beirut, Lebanon
2015/04/03

Auditorium of MEG Musée d’ethnographie - Genève, Switzerland
2015/06/02

Conference-festival Bots, Bodies, Beasts - The art of being Humble, Amsterdam
2016/04/08