Le Sacre du Printemps (2007)
Synopsis


Observing the Berlin Philharmonic during a rehearsal of "Le Sacre du Printemps" in 2003 (documented in "Rhythm is it" DVD), Xavier Le Roy decided to work on Stravinsky's classic from an interest in the movements of conducting. Having no musical training, Le Roy ventured into a laborious process of studying a conductor's interpretation as if it were a choreography of its own.
An inversion of cause and function unfolds: the gestures and the   movements that are meant to prompt musicians to play appear at the same time to be produced by the music they are supposed to produce.
When is one playing and when is one being played by this highly motile music? What is the moment before and after the sound, the movement, the intention to move, the motorics of the play? How much is our pleasure in listening to music rise in live performance conducted by a desire for, and a trouble about, the synchronicity of a well-functioning machine?
There are as many bodies as there are different roles and perspectives in listening: what hears the musician, the conductor or the spectator when hearing as a result becomes part of an embodied, inevitably visceral experience of movement and sound?



Credits


Concept and performance: Xavier Le Roy

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Sound Design: Peter Boehm

Recording: Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Collaborators: Berno Polzer, Bojana Cvejic

Management/Organisation: Vincent Cavaroc / Fanny Herserant

Production: Le Kwatt (F) and illusion et macadam (F)

Coproduction: Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (Xavier Le Roy Associated Artist 2007/08), 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


 


KAAI theater - Brussels
2010/02/06

Festival Bo:om - Seoul, South Corea
2010/03/28

Tongyeong International Music festival - Tongyeong, South Corea
2010/03/25

ICA - Boston, USA
2010/04/03

ISEA, PACT Zollverein-Choreographisches Zentrum - Essen, Germany
2010/08/20

TanzHaus - Düsseldorf, Germany
2010/09/07

Sadler's Wells - London, Great Britain
2009/01/22

TNT, Opéra National de Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
2009/02/05

Slodownia – Stary Browar - Poznan, Poland
2009/03/21

Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
2009/04/20

Sawy Cultural Center - Cairo, Egypt
2009/05/10

Alexandria, Egypt
2009/05/14

Le Manège - Reims, France
2009/05/28

La Casa Encendida - Madrid, Spain
2009/06/27

Impulstanz, MQ, Halle G - Vienna, Austria
2009/07/29

Teatro Maria Matos - Lissabon, Portugal
2009/09/17

Esplanade Thetare Studio - Singapoure
2009/10/15

Monaco Dance Forum - Monaco
2009/12/16

Kampnagel - Hambourg, Germany
2008/01/10

Le Lieu Unique - Nantes, France
2008/02/08

Mousonturm - Francfourt, Germany
2008/02/15

Ballhof 1, Tanzplattform Germany - Hannover, Germany
2008/02/23

Belgrade - Serbia
2008/03/21

CCN Montpellier, Montpellier Danse - Montpellier, France
2008/04/08

Stadttheater Bozen, transart - Bozen, Italy
2008/09/20

L'Echangeur | Palais des Rencontres - Château Thierry, France
2008/10/12

Wien Modern, Konzerthaus - Vienna, Austria
2008/11/05

Les Subsistances - Lyon, France (Premiere)
2007/06/27

FAR, Théâtre de l'usine - Nyon, Switzerland
2007/08/17

Internationales Tanzfest-Tanz im August, HAU 2 - Berlin, Germany
2007/08/22

Fondation Royaumont - Royaumont, France
2007/08/25

Ruhrtriennale - Pact Zollverein-Choreographisches Zentrum, Essen, Germany
2007/09/25

Festival d'Automne, Centre Pompidou - Paris, France
2007/10/19

SESC Anchieta - Sao Paulo, Bresil
2007/11/02

Panorama Festival - Rio de Janeiro, Bresil
2007/11/07

Performa, Baryshnikov Arts Center - New York, USA
2007/11/15

Lignes du Corps | Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini - Valenciennes, France
2007/11/25

Dialoge, Mozarteum - Salzburg, Austria
2007/11/29

Tanzquartier Wien - Wien, Austria
2007/12/13

Gessnerallee - Zurich, Switzerland
2007/12/18

Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
2010/10/30

festival idans - Istanbul, Turkey
2010/10/15

Akün Theatre, Ankara, Turkey
2010/10/18

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

Festival Ecoute-Voir, Le Petit Faucheux - Tours, France
2012/01/13

Mercat de les Flors - Barcelona, Spain
2012/03/28

Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine - Angers, France
2013/04/05

Festival Automne de Normandie - Théâtre des deux Rives - Rouen, France
2012/11/19

Cultuurcentrum - Brugge, Brussels
2013/05/22

FTA - Montreal, Canada
2013/05/27

Plastique danse flore - Versailles, France
2013/04/13

Alte Oper - Frankfurt, Germany
2013/09/15

Kaserne - Basel, Switzerland
2013/09/26

San Martín Theatre - Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013/11/20

Bienal SESC de Danca - Santos, Brasil
2013/09/10

"Movimiento Sur", Parque Cultural - Valparaíso, Chili
2013/11/23

Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire - Paris, France
2013/12/05

Panorama festival - Rio, Brazil
2013/10/26

zürich moves! Festival, Tanzhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
2014/03/03

Le Petit théâtre - St Quentin en Yvelines, France
2014/04/08