en son lieu
en son lieu
en son lieu was born outdoors. For this piece specially created for the dancer Nicolas Fayol, Christian Rizzo worked outside the dance studio, going so far as to hone gestures in relation to the noises, breaths and natural landscapes from which they arise in the first place. In keeping with pieces such as à côté, d’après nature and une maison, en son lieu forges a dialogue with a physical space, both vast and reduced to the scale of its performer. Christian Rizzo met Nicolas Fayol, a break dancer, at the avant la nuit dernière event in 2016. Fascinated by his way of shifting and stretching hip-hop, the choreographer proposed this immersion in a living, non-city environment “to set ourselves adrift, together”. The result is a porous dance, driven by the movements of the landscape itself, which then brings them back into a theatrical space, initiating a back-and-forth between inside and outside. A few flowers, a rock and Caty Olive’s sculpted lighting design accompany this sober portrait, which marks Christian Rizzo’s return to the solo form.
Source: programme of the CND
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 :
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
en son lieu
Choreography : Christian Rizzo
Interpretation : Nicolas Fayol
Original music : Pénélope Michel et Nicolas Devos (Cercueil /Puce Moment)
Lights : Caty Olive
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Enregistré au Théâtre au fil de l'eau à Pantin le 14 juin 2022 dans le cadre de Camping 2022 et des Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis