Christian Rizzo

b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.

A modernist cabinet of curiosities becomes the grounds for a work created by l’enfant terrible Christian Rizzo and inspired by famed European dancer Julie Guibert. Rizzo manipulates the sleek ... More

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About This Performance

A modernist cabinet of curiosities becomes the grounds for a work created by l’enfant terrible Christian Rizzo and inspired by famed European dancer Julie Guibert. Rizzo manipulates the sleek stage as Guibert performs stylized gestures that explore the harnessed energy of a dancer and the 16th century sculpture, The Nymph of Fontainebleau. Featuring lighting designer Caty Olive and original music by Gerome Nox.

  • Performance: Oct 6, 2010

  • Venue: On the Boards | Seattle, WA

  • Duration: 60 min

  • Posted: Jan 5, 2011

Cast & Credits

choreography, set design and costumeschristian rizzo
performed byjulie guibert
original musicgerome nox
light installationcaty olive
stage managerjean-michel hugo

About The Artist

Choreographer, fashion designer, rock musician and visual artist are just a few of the titles for non-dance leader Christian Rizzo. 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, and 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. He 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

"J'adore the French freak-auteur Christian Rizzo..." - The Stranger

Photo: Marc Domage