Xavier Le Roy
SALUT FÜR CAUDWELL / LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS

  • Tue 25.09.07 20 h
  • Wed 26.09.07 20 h

Xavier Le Roy’s two latest works SALUT FÜR CAUDWELL and LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS investigate the relationships between movement and music in conventional concert and theatrical performances.






SALUT FÜR CAUDWELL


EXTRACT FROM MOUVEMENTS FÜR LACHENMANN. STAGING OF AN EVENING CONCERT


Xavier Le Roy’s Mouvements für Lachenmann, a staged concert of compositions by Helmut Lachenmann including Salut für Caudwell for two guitars, was commissioned by Wien Modern 2005. Here the choreographer takes up on the perceivable gap in Lachenmann’s music between the action producing a sound and the resultant sound. All possible forms of disassociation between what can be seen, heard, or silenced, unfold in a line of flight from a regular concert.




LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS



Inspired by a clip of Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in the film Rhythm is it! Xavier Le Roy became interested in Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. He studied Rattle’s interpretation comprehensively as though it was an autonomous choreography. In the process cause and effect were reversed: the conductor’s gestures and movements, essentially meant to synchronise the musicians, appear to originate from the music itself.


SALUT FÜR CAUDWELL


Production, choreography: Xavier Le Roy

Music: Helmut Lachenmann, Salut für Caudwell for two guitars (1977)

Guitar: Gunter Schneider, Barbara Romen, Tom Pauwels, Günther Lebbing

Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejić, Berno Odo Polzer

Sound design: Wolfgang Musil


Production: Wiener Taschenoper


Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien, Wien Modern, Hebbel Theater (Berlin)


Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin


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© Photo: Reinhard Werner




LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS




Premiere: 27. June 2007 Lyon Subsistances


Concept, performance: Xavier Le Roy


Music: Igor Strawinsky


Director of sound: Peter Böhm


Artistic assistance: Bojana Cvejić, Berno Odo Polzer


Recording: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Sir Simon Rattle
A guest performance, presented by PACT Zollverein / Tanzlandschaft Ruhr for the RuhrTriennale.


Production: Salut für Caudwell is a production of Wiener Taschenoper in
co-production with Tanzquartier Wien, Wien Modern, Hebbel Theater
Berlin.

Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.


Production : Le Kwatt and in situ productions


Co-production: Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (Xavier Le Roy - associated artist 2007/08), Les Subsistances / Residence (Lyon), Tanz im August - Internationales Tanzfest 2007 (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen)



Supported by Nationale Performance Netz with funds from Tanzplan Deutschland – an initiative of The Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes.


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A guest performance arranged and presented by PACT Zollverein/Tanzlandschaft Ruhr for the RuhrTriennale.




The performances at PACT Zollverein are supported by the Minister President of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.




© Photo: Xavier le Le Roy