Dancing is Talking, Talking is Dancing, Conversations on Contemporary Choreography, 2014, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

In anticipation of Xavier Le Roy’s exhibition, Retrospective, on view this fall at MoMA PS1, the artist will present a lecture UNTITLED (2005).

The presentation is followed by two panel discussions around the recent cross-pollination between the fields of visual arts and dance.

In the first panel, choreographers Ryan Kelly, Jennifer Lacey, and Douglas Dunn as well as art historian Claire Bishop will discuss how experimental dance has unworked the choreographic discipline, tracing some of the relations between American postmodern dance and contemporary conceptual practices in France and Europe, as well as across critical and creative scenes. Dance scholar Noémie Solomon will moderate the discussion.

For the second panel, choreographer Xavier Le Roy will share his thoughts and experiences of presenting choreographic work in an art institutional context. He is joined by the acclaimed sculptor Janine Antoni who, in return, has recently created work with choreographers for dance venues. André Lepecki, performance and dance theorist, will engage in conversation with the two artists. The panel is moderated by MoMA PS1 Associate Curator, Jenny Schlenzka.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

Dancing is Talking, Talking is Dancing, Conversations on Contemporary Choreography is organized by Noémie Solomon in collaboration with Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1.

Dancing is Talking, Talking is Dancing, Conversations on Contemporary Choreography is part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, New York City, May 1-18, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with the additional support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut français, and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange).

This event is a continuation of the publication DANSE: an anthology (January 2014) and will inform the upcoming DANSE: a catalogue (fall 2014) by les presses du réel—New York Series.

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Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Live Programming Coordinator and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Production Assistant.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.