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Xavier Le Roy by Jerome Bel

Talks & Performances

Presented in partnership with Dancehouse and La Nouvelle Cinémathèque de la Danse Paris.

Networks of Intimacy

13 Dec

To celebrate the opening of Manifesto, join us for a day uncovering key thinking around critical theory and the creative manifestos that inform dance and performance.

Featuring a range of cinema screenings and an afternoon discussion with local and international dance and performance luminaries, this program will uncover the influence of the manifesto and explore key works from world renowned artists.

No Longer Available.
  • 2pm    Panel Discussion: Dance and the creative manifesto
    A discussion on the creative manifestos that inform the conceptualisation
    materialisation and production of choreography and performance.
    Featuring Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, Rebecca Hilton and Atlanta Eke.

    3pm     Screening: Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer (2015)
    Introduced by Xavier Le Roy
    In 1966, Yvonne Rainer’s performance ‘Trio A’ completely altered modern dance and cemented her place in choreographic history. Jack Walsh’s documentary, Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer, pays tribute to this artistic legacy through interviews with Rainer and contemporaries such as Carolee Schneeman and B. Ruby Rich.

    4.30pm     Screening: Veronique Doisneau (2004)
    Introduced by Angela Conquet, Artistic Director & CEO, Dancehouse
    Véronique Doisneau (2004), a film by artist and choreographer Jérôme Bel, explores the formal aspects of the stage, the physical presence of a dancer and the ways in which theatrical space can hold an audience captive. Invited to make a piece for the ballet of the Paris Opera by her director Brigitte Lefèvre, Jérôme Bel wanted to stage a kind of theatrical documentary on the work of one of the dancers of the ballet : Véronique Doisneau. This film was shot during the last performance of the piece on the stage of the Palais Garnier.

    5.15pm    Screening: 100% Polyester  (1999)
    100% Polyester is a filmed choreographic installation by Christian Rizzo and Caty Olive that centers on two sheer, embroidered dresses, costumes that never got to be worn. 100% Polyester  elevates the absence of the human body into an indelible image of ghostly beauty. Gently lit twin dresses float mellifluously above swirling currents of air, swaddled in an electronic soundscape.