Production Details / Press Releases
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), Product of Circumstances (1999), Project (2003), Mouvements für Lachenmann (2005) he has opened new perspectives in the field of choreographic art. His latest works such as the solo “Le Sacre du Printemps” (2007), the group piece “low pieces” (2011), and “production” (2011), produce situations that explore the relationships between spectacors/visitors/performers and the production of subjectivities. In 2012 he premiered a piece for exhibition spaces, « retrospective » at the Tapiès Foundation-Barcelona and make a work for the exhibition project “12 rooms” at the Ruhr Trienale.
Boyan Manchev is philosopher, Professor at the New Bulgarian University, guest Professor at the Sofia University and HZT Berlin and former Vice-President of the International College of Philosophy in Paris. His research in the fields of ontology, philosophy of art and political philosophy develops the perspective of a radical materialism. Among his last books are Logic of the Political (Sofia, 2012), Miracolo (Milano, 2011), L’altération du monde: Pour une esthétique radicale (Paris, 2009); La Métamorphose et l’Instant – Désorganisation de la vie (Paris, 2009).
Boyan Manchev has participated as theorist, dramaturge or performer in theater and contemporary dance projects, including Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield’s The Frequently Asked, Boris Charmatz’s expo zero and Poster session Mouvement for the Festival d’Avignon, Ani Vaseva’s Frankenstein and A Dying Play, and deufert & plischke’s Emergency Room.
Cast & Credits
With: Xavier Le Roy, Boyan Manchev
Introduction: Britta Wirthmüller
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)