Faro | CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

Age rating: m/12

Duration 80 minutes

Price: 5€

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A unique experience, two iconic versions of Stravinsky’s work.

Two choreographies, two arrangements, surprising to say the least.

If in one the audience experience what’s like to be a musician, in the other they assume the role of the protagonists and become the dancers

le sacre du printemps 2018

Xavier Le Roy France

This work is a new version of the choreography and concept developed by Xavier le Roy in 2007 for Le sacre du printemps. Having no musical training, Le Roy had ventured into a laborious process of studying a conductor's interpretation as if it were a choreography of its own. An inversion of cause-effect unfolds: the gestures and the movements that are meant to prompt musicians to play appear at the same time to be produced by the music they are supposed to produce. When is one playing and when is one being played by this highly motile music? What is the moment before and after the sound, the movement, the intention to move, the motorics of the play? How much is our pleasure in listening to music rise in live performance conducted by a desire for, and a trouble about, the synchronicity of a well-functioning machine? There are as many bodies as there are different roles and perspectives in listening: what hears the musician, the conductor or the spectator when hearing as a result becomes part of an embodied, inevitably visceral experience of movement and sound?


“In this updated version of a major piece in his repertory, dedicated to the musical gesture, Xavier Leroy turns the movements of the orchestra conductor into a dance all of its own. Divided into three scores for the same number of performers, it offers a unique opportunity to expose the body as musician.” Festival d’Automne, 2019

Le sacre du printemps (2018)
Work for 3 performers made for theater Choreographed by Xavier Le Roy With Alexandre Achourl, Sålka Ardal-Rosengren, Scarlet Yu Music: Igor Stravinsky Sound Design: Peter Boehm Recording: Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle Artistic Production: Le Kwatt (F) and illusion & macadam (F) Coproduction: La Biennale di Venezia Thanks to Centre National de la Danse – France Le Kwatt is supported by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - France, as a Compagnie à Rayonnement National et International

la consagración de la primavera

Roger Bernat Spain


Members of the audience are given three-channel headphones and welcomed into the performance space to the sound of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, one of the leading ballets from the last century, of which Pina Bausch made a historic version in 1975. Several voices can be heard – different ones on each channel. Voices in parallel that diverge and overlap. Spectators play the leading role in a show that is both a game and choreography.


The theatre of Roger Bernat is a collective laboratory in which the utopic aspirations and the authorian fantasies of a community are registered. The spectator ceases being a privileged witness and becomes a perplexed actor of a drama in which he renounces being merely a victim and accepts the risk of turning himself into an executioner.

Music Igor Stravinsky Creation Roger Bernat inspired by the choreography of Pina Bausch in colaboration with Txalo Toloza, María, Villalonga, Ray Garduño, José-Manuel López Velarde, Tomás Alzogaray, Brenda Vargas, Diana Cardona, Annel Estrada y Viani Salinas Technical direction Txalo Toloza Sound engineer Rodrigo Espinosa Edição Juan Cristóbal Saavedra Vial Design Marie- Klara González Coordination Helena Febrés Produção executiva México Alicia Laguna Production assistent  in Mexico Antígona González, Mariana Toledo La Consagración de la Primavera is a coproduction of  Teatre LLiure e Elèctrica Produccions (Barcelona), Festival Instal.laccions/ Ajuntament Cambrilsne Festival Transversales (México) with the support of Union European Fund in Mexico

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Xavier Le Roy France


Faro | CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

10h00 | m/12 | 60min |  free admittance


holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Montpellier, France, and has worked as artist since 1991. Since 2018 works as Professor at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen (Germany). He has performed with diverse companies and choreographers. In 2018 at the invitation of the Biennale di Venezia he creates a new version of the "Le Scare du Printemps" for 3 performers. His works produce situations that question, the relationships between spectators/visitors and performers and are attempt to transform or reconfigure dichotomies such as: object/subject, animal/human, machine/human, nature/culture, public/private, form/unform.