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Dance show with the Traveling Comedy of Valence
Concept: Xavier LeRoy
With Alexandre Achour, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Scarlet Yu
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Sound design: Peter Boehm
Recording: Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
The performance of an orchestra conductor can be read as a choreography in itself. This is Xavier Le Roy's bet with his Rite of Spring. More than ten years after its creation, he resumed this solo in a version for three dancers.
Is it the gesture that directs the music or the music that guides the gesture? On a bare stage, the dancer reproduces the movements of a conductor directing Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, in a choreography that seems to both produce and be produced by the musical phrases. Three dancers are invited to perform this piece, conceived in 2007, sharing the initial solo in a series of relays and superimpositions. Thanks to an immersive sound device, the spectators virtually take the place of the musicians of the orchestra, each one finding themselves in a different listening situation from their neighbour. All the depth of the work is then given to see and hear.