coreógrafo y bailarín, Xavier Le Roy
Xavier Le Roy holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier, France, and has worked as a dancer and choreographer since 1991. He has performed and collaborated with diverse companies and choreographers. Through his solo works such as Self Unfinished (1998) and Product of Circumstances (1999), he has opened new perspectives for dance and his individual approach has radicalized academic discourse about the body and choreographic art. Le Roy develops his work like a researcher, while simultaneously focusing on the relationships between process and product and his own involvement in the process. He regularly initiates projects to question modes of production, collaboration and conditions of group work with projects such as E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S. (1999-2000), Project (2003), and 6 Months 1 Location (2008). His latest works produce situations that explore more explicitly diverse mode of relationships between spectators and performers. Among them: the solos Le Sacre du Printemps (2007) and Product of Other Circumstances (2009), and lastly Sans Titre (2014), as well as the group piece low pieces (2009-2011), production (2011) created together with Mårten Spångberg for the exhibition Move: Choreographing you at Hayward Gallery London, untitled 2012 for the exhibition 12 Rooms at Folkwang Musem Essen, and Retrospective, an exhibition conceived as a choreography first realized in 2012 at the Tapiès Foundation in Barcelona and then presented in international festivals and museums like Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. He has been artist in residence at Podewil (Berlin) and at Théâtre de la Cité (Paris), and associated artist at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier and at the MIT Program in Art Culture and Technology (USA).