JÃ©rÃ´me Bel, Bojana Cvejic, Xavier Le Roy.
Investigating the thinking behind the most influential movement in dance of the past ten years.
Parallel Voices brings to Siobhan Davies Studios many of the key dance and theatre artists of our generation in a series of five events that place dance and performance at the heart of the debate on art and culture in London. Over four evenings, three artists will discuss their passions in an open session of enquiry and debate.
French choreographer JÃ©rÃ´me Bel has made a series of highly influential pieces over the past ten years, including ' JÃ©rÃ´me Bel' and 'The Show Must Go On', which have changed perceptions of what a dance piece might be. His work is influenced by critical theory, taking as its starting point the idea that language underpins thinking.
Bojana Cvejic is unusual in that she is both a theorist and an experienced theatre maker and performer. She is Serbian but lives in Brussels, and has collaborated extensively with theatre director Jan Ritsema and also with choreographer Xavier Le Roy. She is one of a new breed of theorists who have taken an interest in dance, and whose insight and perspectives have become a vital part of the current scene across Europe.
Xavier Le Roy began his career as a molecular biologist in France, but made an extraordinary shift in his twenties to become a choreographer and performer. His first solo pieces 'Self Unfinished' and 'Product Of Circumstances' were invited all around the world, marking him out as one of the most influential artists in dance.