Performance 15: On Line/Xavier Le Roy

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor

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On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century
By Cornelia H. Butler and Catherine de Zegher

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The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.

Self Unfinished (1998), a collaboration with Laurent Golding with music by Diana Ross

Over the last decade, choreographer Xavier Le Roy (French, b. 1963) has opened up new perspectives in the world of dance. Trained as a molecular biologist, he approaches his work scientifically, starting with a single idea or question. He will present his groundbreaking work Self Unfinished (1998), conceived in collaboration with Laurent Golding, which is concerned with the representation of the body; in it he morphs through bodily configurations, deviating as far as possible from an identifiable human figure. Program is approximately 55 minutes.

The performance contains nudity.

In conjunction with the exhibitions On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century and Performance 15: On Line/Xavier Le Roy

Seating for the performance is limited. Advance reservations are required.