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Expanded Choreography. Situations, Movements, Objects…

28 to 31 Mar. 2012

Xavier Le Roy

Xavier Le Roy "Retrospective", 2012

MACBA Auditorium. Free admission. Limited seating

Venues: MACBA, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Mercat de les Flors

This three-day conference will focus on choreography but will include participants from the fields of visual art, art history, performance studies, cultural studies, dance and philosophy. A series of lectures will alternate with conversations, discussions, panels and coffee breaks. Participants will experience the exhibition Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy at the Fundació Tàpies as well as other significant works. The purpose of the conference is to introduce different perspectives and identify a point of departure for a discourse specific to choreography as an expanded practice away from artistic research and towards the production of other worlds.

In the last few years the term 'choreography' has been used in an ever-expanding sense, becoming synonymous with specific structures and strategies disconnected from subjectivist bodily expression, style and representation. Accordingly, the meaning of choreography has transformed from referring to a set of protocols or tools used in order to produce something predetermined, i.e. a dance, to an open cluster of tools that can be used in a generic capacity for both analysis and production.

The conference will result in a major anthology.

With: Bojana Cvejić, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Graham Harman, Ana Janevski, Emma Kim Hagdahl, André Lepecki, Xavier Le Roy, Maria Lind, Isabel de Naverán, Luciana Parisi, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Mårten Spångberg, Francisco Tirado, Christophe Wavelet and others.

An event organized by the University of Dance and Circus Stockholm, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, and the Mercat de les Flors, with the support of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, on the occasion of the exhibition Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Devised by Mårten Spångberg.

To accompany this conference, a reading group will meet at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies on alternate Thursdays at 6.30 pm. Attendance is free and open to all, texts will be both in Spanish and English. More information here.


Wednesady 28, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March 2012.

Wednesady 28

Mercat de les Flors
9.00 pm: Le Sacre du Printemps by Xavier Le Roy (Ticket is required)
Friday 30

Fundació  Antoni Tàpies
10.00 am: Introduction and Dorothea von Hantelmann
11.00 am – 2.00 pm: Open discussion on Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy, with Bojana Cvejić, Chistophe Wavelet, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Isabel de Naverán, Laurence Rassel, Mårten Spångberg and Xavier Le Roy

5.00 – 10.00 pm: Graham Harman, Luciana Parisi, Francisco Tirado

Saturday 31

11.00 am – 2.30 pm: Mårten Spångberg, Ana Janevski, Maria Lind
5.00 – 10.00 pm: Goran Sergej Pristaš, Bojana Cvejić, André Lepecki
Due to the general strike to take place in Spain on 29 March, La Sacre du Printemps will not be performed at the Mercat de les Flors on that day. Dorothea von Hantelmann's intervention has been postponed to the morning of the 30th.

This programme is subject to last-minute changes.


MACBA Public Programs
Tel. (+34) 93 481 46 81

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