Xavier Le Roy in dialogue: What transforms
Sat 28 Nov 2015, 3.00pm–4.30pm
Xavier Le Roy in ‘Self-Unfinished’. Photo by Katrin Schoof.
Today, the choreographed and performed body is not confined to the studio or a black-box theatre; instead, it occurs in spaces initially dedicated to other art forms—or even in spaces that aren’t designed for art at all. Join us for the first in our series of three Saturday afternoon salon conversations with acclaimed French choreographer Xavier Le Roy, co-presented by Dancehouse, that aim to link dance and choreography to current issues in arts and society, highlighting the connections between the thinking and moving body and contemporary aesthetic, cultural and political issues.
Along with choreographer-turned-urban-planner Wendy Lasica, dancer and performer Becky Hilton, artist and curator Mick Douglas, and artist and professor Lyndal Jones (today’s conversation facilitator), Xavier will explore the ways dance, performance and choreography have started to inhabit and transform the public realm—and vice versa—before ruminating on the ways in which these spaces promote diverse temporal, social and spectator experiences. How is choreography and performance transforming the way we understand our contemporary body in both urban and ‘inner’ space?
This event is part of XAVIER LE ROY_IN PUBLIC, a two-week program of performances, conversations, events and encounters as part of CREATIVE DIALOGUES, a joint initiative of the French Embassy in Australia; MPavilion; the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne; and ACMI, led by Dancehouse, Melbourne—with special thanks to Kaldor Public Art Projects and Carriageworks, Sydney.