Texts and interviews around the work of dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy.
What did “Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy do to and for choreography, the medium of exhibition, contemporary art, the spectatorial gaze, social and public space…?
This book opens up a series of conversations, guided interviews, scorelike reports, and essays about this work. Sundry voices of artists, dramaturges, performers, curators, critics, art historians, philosophers, and others reflect on the scope and variety of questions and positions triggered within and through “Retrospective”.
Published on the occasion of the exponymous exhibition at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Musée de la Danse, Rennes, Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, from 2012 to 2014.
Texts by Claire Bishop, Volmir Cordeiro, Bojana Cvejić, Corinne Diserens, Ben Evans, Aimar Pérez Galí, Laurent Goldring, Vera Knolle, Xavier Le Roy, Peter Osborne, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Laurence Rassel, Carme Torrent, Christophe Wavelet.