Xavier Le Roy

Product of Circumstances

Performance / Lecture -  Paris / Berlin 

Festival Complicitats 2007

︎Mercat de les Flors

16/02 | 21:00

Spanish Premiere

Xavier Le Roy, started his career as a scientist. The genesis of Product of Circumstances began when, as Xavier Le Roy says, “i began to take two dance classes a week simultaneously that I started to work on my thesis for my PhD in molecular and cellular biology.” After ceasing work as a biologist, Le Roy was invited to present a lecture on theory and praxis in performance. That lecture then became a performance, Product of Circumstances, where actions subvert the traditional hierarchy of organization and form, and in turn, inspire an awareness of the ways that orders are manifested in society today—and the convoluted rationalizations that support them.

By and with: Xavier Le Roy
Production: in situ productions and Le KwattCoproduction: Podewil / TanzWerkstatt-Berlin
Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin
Thanks to: Chantal Escot-Theillet, Tara Herbst, Mårten Spångberg, Hortensia Völckers and Christophe Wavelet.

Xavier Le Roy holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier, France, and works as a dancer and choreographer since 1991. Le Roy develops his work as a researcher while simultaneously focusing on the relationships between process and product and his involvement in the process. He regularly initiates projects to question modes of production, collaboration, and conditions of group work.

For more information about the artist please visit Xavier Le Roy’s website. 

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