Christian Rizzo

une maison

On a stage covered with a thick layer of earth and bathed in light stand fourteen dancers – all different in age and dance background. Movements flow from one body to the next, gradually building to a wild climax. The result is a tactile experience that shares loneliness with fiction: how is it that you can be alone even when you’re in a group? Christian Rizzo surveys the state of the world from a multitude of perspectives. He very intentionally opts for tenderness and against threats and danger. You are led into this house without a door, which with all its windows offers vistas of an imaginary world.

A co-presentation Kaaitheater & Charleroi danse

• Christian Rizzo likes to move in what Stanley Kubrick called ‘the fertile zone of ambiguity’: after studying the visual arts, he founded his own fashion line, started a rock band, and finally became a dancer and choreographer. Rizzo has presented more than 30 choreographies, but this is the first time that one will be performed on the Kaaitheater stage.

choreography, stage design, costume design, light objects : Christian Rizzo | dance : Youness Aboulakoul, Jamil Attar, Lluis Ayet, Johan Bichot, Léonor Clary, Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Guarrigues, Julie Guibert, Ariane Guitton, Hanna Hedman, David Le Borgne, Maya Masse, Rodolphe Toupin, Vania Vaneau | light design: Caty Olive | media creation:Jéronimo Roé | original music: Pénélope Michel & Nicolas Devos (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | costume realization: Laurence Acquier | scenography assistant, media programming: Yragaël Gervais | technical direction: Thierry Cabrera | light manager :Thierry Cabrera, Nicolas Castanier, Yannick Delval | sound manager and led mapping : Antonin Clair, Marc Coudrais, Jéronimo Roé | stage manager: Shani Breton, Rémi Jabveneau, Jean-Christophe Minart | production, diffusion :Anne Fontanesi, Anne Bautz | production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction : Christian Rizzo | Photo credits: Marc Domage

with the support of la Fondation d'entreprise Hermès | co-production: Charleroi Danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse, Théâtre de la Ville, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Opéra de Lille, National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall (Taiwan), Théâtre National de Bretagne, L’Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive/Tulle, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD – Dias da Dança, Mercat de les Flors – Casa de la Dansa, Ménagerie de Verre, La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, Domaine d’O – domaine d’art et culture, Theater Freiburg | with the participation of CNC – DICRéAM | has benefited from a studio loan at the CND Centre national de la danse | public partners Ministère de la Culture - Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Occitanie, Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole | dans le cadre d'EXTRA, avec le soutien de l'Institut Français et du Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle de l'Ambassade de France en Belgique.