MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long been a subject matter for drawing, as seen in a variety of works included in this exhibition. These documentations show dance in two dimensions, allowing it to be seen in a gallery setting. But if one considers line as the trace of a point in motion—an idea at the core of this project—the very act of dance becomes a drawing, an insertion of line into time and the three-dimensional space of our lived world.
February 2, 5 & 6
Performance 15: On Line/Xavier Le Roy Self Unfinished (1998), a collaboration with Laurent Golding with music by Diana Ross. The performance contains nudity.
Seating for the performance is limited, and advance reservations are required. Details on ticket pick-up and seating will be sent to ticket purchasers prior to the performance date. See the event listings below to purchase tickets.
Organized by Cornelia H. Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA, and Catherine de Zegher, former director, The Drawing Center, New York, with Jenny Schlenzka, Assistant Curator for Performance, Department of Media and Performance Art.
The Performance Exhibition Series is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.
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.
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