May 10, 7-9pm
June 7, 7-9 pm
The body isn’t a thing, it’s a situation; it’s our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project. —Simone de Beauvoir.
Choreography, according to Xavier le Roy’s own words, is a set of “artificially staged actions and/or situations”.
This seminar’s concern is to explore how choreography builds the “body” at every stage of history. A question that entails many others, such as: what situation, what grasp on the world, or what project does choreography engage? How does it influence visual arts, be it directly or indirectly?
From the myth of Dionysus to the one of Icarus, from the invention of the dance academy to the mechanical ballet of Oscar Schlemmer, relationships with gravity as a foundation to the vision are not only diversely enacted; they are also staged. They stage the world through endless representations.
Those “situations” build strong bridges between the dance and the vision fields and bring the body at the center of our questionings. They are the departure point of this seminar.
The weight of vision is divided into four sessions and is given by Marie Muracciole.