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 with diverse companies and choreographers. from 1996 to 2003, he was artist-in-residence at the podewil in berlin. in 2007-2008 he was “associated artist” at centre chorégraphique national de montpellier, france. in 2010, le roy is an artist in residence fellow at the mit program in art culture and technology (cambridge, ma). through his solo works such as self unfinished (1998) and product of circumstances (1999), he 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 ase.x.t.e.n.s.i.o.n.s.(1999-2000), project (2003), and 6 months 1 location (2008). his latest works, such as the solos le sacre du printemps (2007) and product of other circumstances(2009), as well as the group piece low pieces (2009-2011), "production" created together with mårten spångberg for the exhibition move: choreographing you, "untitled" 2012 for the exhibition 12 rooms and "retrospective", first realized in 2012 at the tapiès foundation-barcelona, produce situations that explore more explicitly diverse mode of relationships between spectators and performers.