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"RETROSPECTIVE" by xavier le roy

AUGUST 8 − 25, 2013 AT THE HALL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
german premiere!

Daily from 11 − 6 Uhr pm (except on mondays). 9 Euro / 6 Euro incl. visit of the exhibition THE LOCATION OF IMAGES by MARIA LASSNIG
 

Over the past 15 years French choreographer Xavier Le Roy has decisively influenced contemporary dance: with conceptual austerity, a discursive, exploratory spirit and enigmatic wit Le Roy has altered our conception of dance. With »RETROSPECTIVE Le Roy is presenting an exhibition, which was created in 2012 for the Antoni Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona and is conceived as a choreography: Nine dancers use parts of the solo choreographies of Xavier Le Roy, which were produced between 1994 and 2009.

During opening times the dancers interpret these works for visitors to the exhibition in Deichtorhallen. The entrance of visitors practically sets in motion a choreographic sequence and dialogs with the dancers. »RETROSPECTIVE« is an active process in which both the visitors and dancers generate their own knowledge and re-appropriate the works.

»RETROSPECTIVE« thoroughly unhinges our perceptions of how theater and exhibition premises are seen, and sets the relationship of these two cultural institutions in motion. »RETROSPECTIVE« will be shown in separate rooms during the exhibition by Maria Lassnig, which can be seen in Deichtorhallen from 21 June to 1 September.

 
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Xavier Le Roy
WITH Alexandre Achour, Josep Caballero, Irina Demina, Ben Evans, Zeina Hanna, Vera Knolle, João Martins, Ante Pavic, Natalia Torales, Philipp van der Heijden
IN COOPERATION WITH Deichtorhallen Hamburg
MADE POSSIBLE BY Laurence Rassel and Antoni Tapies Foundation Barcelona

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