Duration: 50 min., no intermission
One of the French choreographer Xavier Le Roy’s solo work, “Self Unfinished” (1998) has marked him as one of the most unique and influential voices in the world of contemporary dance. Le Roy, who took his first steps in the world of dance only towards the end of his doctoral studies in molecular biology, brings together the world of dance and his field of scientific expertise in a work focused on the idea of transformation. Like the genetic transformation of the cell, Le Roy’s body is disassembled and reassembled into multiple entities, all stemming, unbelievably, from a single human body. The Israel Festival is proud to join some of the world’s most important stages, including Sadler’s Wells in London, Montpellier Danse and France and Impuls Tanz in Vienna, in presenting “Self Unfinished.”
From the Reviews: ” (Le Roy) attempts to rediscover the passionate aspects of movements, including the extremes of hysteria and distortion, the flavor of bodily sensuality in music, the emotions that accompany it, and all that is far removed from the taste of those taken with various conceptions. It is as if, by borrowing another person’s skin, he is able to liberate himself and transmit to the audience the extent of his excitement.” [Le Monde, 2011]
* The performance includes some nudity | The seating for this performance is unmarked
* The performance will be followed by a short conversation with Xavier Le Roy (in English)
* Special thanks to the French Institute for its support of this production | In conjunction with “French Days, “Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Jerusalem Municipality
Choreographer and Performer: Xavier Le Roy | Based on a collaboration with: Laurent Goldring | Assistant to the Choreographer: Scarlet Yu | Production Manager: Vincent Cavaroc | Production & Logistics: Fanny Herserant | Production: in situ productions and Le Kwatt.