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D'après une histoire vraie

D'après une histoire vraie

D'après une histoire vraie

Stage left, two drummers play live on a platform. Eight men meet, get together and take a few steps together, which gradually evolve into a tribal dance with roots in the traditional dances of the Mediterranean Basin.

A few years ago in Istanbul, Christian Rizzo watched a traditional dance performed solely by men. The choreographer was suddenly overcome with a profound emotion. The memory of that scene, fixed in his mind, has since evolved and has now re-emerged as the point of departure for the show 'D'Après une Histoire Vraie'. With eight dancers and two musicians playing live, Christian Rizzo creates a powerful hybrid dance that combines folkloric practices and contemporary dance. The two drums, beating on the margins of tribal rhythms and psychedelic rock, maintain a relationship between dialogue and battle. The dancers form a human chain, hands on shoulders, creating tighter and tighter circles. 

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Credits

conception, choreography, scenography and costumes : christian rizzo
performance : fabien almakiewicz, yaïr barelli, massimo fusco, miguel garcia llorens, pep garrigues, kerem gelebek, filipe lourenço and roberto martínez
original music : didier ambact and king Q4
light design : caty olive
general manager : jérôme masson
sound manager : vanessa court
light manager and video : arnaud lavisse
light manager : samuel dosière
administration, production and touring : bureau cassiopée

executive producer : l’association fragile
coproduction : théâtre de la ville - paris (FR), festival d’avignon (FR), opéra de lille (FR), le centre de développement chorégraphique de toulouse - midi-pyrénées (FR), la ménagerie de verre – paris (FR), la filature, scène nationale - mulhouse (FR), l’apostrophe, scène nationale de cergy-pontoise et du val d’oise (FR), centre chorégraphique national de rillieux-la-pape / direction yuval pick (FR)
with the support : conseil régional nord-pas de calais, convention institut français + city of lille, association beaumarchais – sacd and institut français dans le cadre du fonds de production circles
with the help : le phénix, scène nationale valenciennes
residency for the rehearsals : opéra de lille (FR), centre chorégraphique national de rillieux-la-pape / direction yuval pick (FR), centre chorégraphique national roubaix nord-pas de calais (FR)
thanks to : all the team of the opéra de lille, l’opéra de lyon, le théâtre du nord, le fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains, marie-thérèse allier, rostan chentouf, sophie laly, arthur le fol, frédéric bonnemaison, catherine tsékenis and stéphane malfettes. 

Video direction and production Association Fragile

Rizzo, Christian

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

More information :

http://ici-ccn.com/

http://www.lassociationfragile.com/

D'après une histoire vraie

Artistic direction / Conception : Christian Rizzo

Choreography : Christian Rizzo

Interpretation : Fabien Almakiewicz, Yaïr Barelli, Massimo Fusco, Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Filipe Lourenço, roberto Martínez

Set design : Christian Rizzo

Original music : Didier Ambact et King Q4

Live music : Didier Ambact et King Q4

Video conception : Samuel dosière (régie)

Lights : Caty Olive, Samuel dosière (régie)

Costumes : Christian Rizzo

Sound : Vanessa Court

Other collaborations : Jérôme Masson (régie générale)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Bureau cassiopée Léonor Baudouin, Mélanie Charreton, Isabelle Morel et émilie davy, l’association fragile, Coproduction Théâtre de la ville - paris, Festival d’avignon, Opéra de lille, cDc de Toulouse / Midi-pyrénées, Ménagerie de Verre - paris, la Filature / scène nationale de Mulhouse, l’apostrophe / scène nationale de cergy-pontoise et du Val d’Oise, ccn rillieux-la-pape, avec le soutien du conseil régional nord-pas de calais, de la convention institut français + Ville de lille, de l’association Beaumarchais - SACD et de l’institut français dans le cadre du fond de production circles, Avec l’aide du phénix scène nationale Valenciennes résidences de création Opéra de lille, ccn rillieux-la-pape, ccn roubaix nord-pas de calais remerciements à toute l’équipe de l’Opéra de lille, à l’Opéra de lyon, au Théâtre du nord, au Fresnoy - studio national des arts contemporains, au centquatre-paris, à Marie-Thérèse allier, rostan chentouf, sophie laly, arthur le Fol, Frédéric Bonnemaison, catherine Tsékenis et stéphane Malfettes. l’association fragile est aidée par le Ministère de la culture et de la communication / Drac nord-pas de calais au titre de l’aide à la compagnie chorégraphique conventionnée et reçoit le soutien du conseil régional du nord-pas de calais, de la Ville de lille et de l’institut français pour ses tournées à l’étranger. De septembre 2007 à juin 2012, l’association fragile / christian rizzo a été en résidence à l’Opéra de lille. au 1er janvier 2015, christian rizzo prend la direction du centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier- languedoc roussillon

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Association fragile

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