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Dance review: Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy

Published on Jul 27, 2014 12:26 PM


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Like an intricate piece of origami, Xavier Le Roy's Retrospective is simple yet complex. The French molecular biologist turned choreographer presents a live exhibition featuring excerpts of his solo works from 1994 to 2010. These are situated within the individual retrospectives of 13 Singaporean performers, who take turns to inhabit the stark hall of 72-13.

A clever logic underscores Retrospective as four performers occupy each side of the room. One holds absolutely still, like a sculpture, another performs a sequence of movements repeatedly, like a video installation set on a loop. The other two share about their lives and artistic practices in relation to Le Roy's works until new visitors interrupt.

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