Director of the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier which he titled ICI (International Choreographic Institute), Christian Rizzo signs with a trio where the dance, the objects dialogue with the light and the sound. In this space, each invites the other into his world and the three that exist only by the other, build the frame of an abstract narrative made of breaks, contaminations of movements, free associations of images and images. physical commitment.
Next door, here and now, conjures phantasmagorical forms that play on the field and off-screen. In a setting made of three moving walls, which are as much light boxes as screens, the dancers, sometimes masked hybrid beings, evolve on the music of the group Coffin / Puce Moment which, of a metronomic movement, amplifies itself for to gain a more dreamlike and lyrical register. We find the very plastic universe of the choreographer in this tale close to science fiction and the ritornello. "Next door," says Christian Rizzo, "carries with him the desire to offer a space of metamorphoses (...) in order to bring together the imaginary possibilities of each."
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Christian rizzo was born in 1965 in Cannes. His artistic career began in Toulouse, where he started a rock band and designed a line of clothing, after which he studied fine arts at the Villa d'Arson in Nice, then unexpectedly branched out into dance.
In the 90s he performed with a number of contemporary choreographers including mathilde monnier, herve robbe, mark tompkins and georges appaix, and sometimes created soundtracks and costumes for them as well.
He also worked with choreographers with a different artistic approach, such as vera mantero, catherine contour, emmanuelle huynh and rachid ouramdane.
In 1996 he founded l'association fragile and began presenting events, dancing objects, solos and group pieces, as well as various projects and commissioned work in fashion and the visual arts.
Since then, over thirty projects have borne fruit, not counting his pedagogical activities. Christian rizzo teaches on a regular basis in art schools in France and abroad, as well as in establishments devoted to contemporary dance.
On January 1st, 2015, Christian Rizzo takes the lead of the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier. Now called ICI (International Choreographic Institute), the CCN offers a transversal vision of creation, training, artistic education and openness to the public.
Source : Website of ICI, CCN of Montpellier
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Trained at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, Caty Olive produces luminous creations and staging. Her time is shared between visual installations, choreographic and musical performances and projects of architecture or museography. She partners many choreographic projects from the contemporary scene with Marco Berrettini, Christophe Haleb, Martine Pisani, Myriam Gourfink, Emmanuelle Huynh, Claudia Triozzi Vera Mantero, Tiago Guedes, David Wampach, Blanca Li, Donata D’Urso, Cindy Van Acker, Joris Lacoste, etc….and enjoys a special working relationship with Christian Rizzo.
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Nicolas Fayol, Bruno Lafourcade, Baptiste Ménard
Nicolas Devos et Pénélope Michel (Cercueil / Puce Moment)
Caty Olive, Jéronimo Roé
Laurence Alquier, Nicole Renchain (réalisation des masques)
Sophie Laly, I-Fang Lin
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Production ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo | Coproduction Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Opéra de Lille, Concertgebouw Brugge dans le cadre de December Dance (Belgique), TANDEM - Scène nationale, TJP Centre Dramatique National d’Alsace Strasbourg, Charleroi Danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Scène nationale d’Albi