le syndrome ian
le syndrome ian - the last of three pieces investigating anonymous dance practices facing the notion of authorship - explores clubbing and nightlife memories. This time Christian Rizzo takes on a personal recollection. The year was 1979, and his first club experience in London. As the planet vibrates to the sound of disco, its followers move in undulating, haunting dance movements. England sees the emergence of a dark, poetic dance set to the rhythm of electric, angular, jerking bodies. Halfway between isolation and community, what traces of these (possibly) contradictory bodies are left today as we still try, whatever happens, to dance among the ruins of a night that is forever lost?
Christian Rizzo, Choreographer
Christian Rizzo started a rock band and established a line of clothing in Toulouse, France before studying visual arts at Villa Arson in Nice. Serendipitous encounters led him to the stage.
In the 1990s, he performed with numerous contemporary choreographers and created soundtracks and costumes. Since 1996, he has presented over 30 productions, including performances and dance pieces, alternating with projects or commissions for opera, fashion and the visual arts. He teaches in art schools in France and abroad, as well as in institutions dedicated to contemporary dance.
In January 2015, Rizzo took over as Director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier,
which has been renamed ICI (International Choreographic Institute). In this capacity, he supports a vision of creation, training, artistic education and openness to the public.
Choreography, Stage Design, Costume Design, Light Objects / Christian Rizzo
Dancers / Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Julie Guibert, Hanna Hedman,
Filipe Lourenco, Maya Masse, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vania Vaneau
Light Design / Caty Olive
Original Music / Pénélope Michel and Nicolas Devos (Cercueil / Puce Moment)
Artistic Assistant / Sophie Laly
Costume Realization / Laurence Alquier
Technical Direction / Thierry Cabrera
Coproduction: Opéra de Lille, Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, National Taichung Theater (Taiwan), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, le lieu unique - scène nationale de Nantes, TU-Nantes - scène de recherche et de création contemporaine, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève (Swiss)
le syndrome ian is winner of the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2015.le syndrome ian has benefited from the provision of the CN D studios, an Art centre dedicated to dance
This performance is supported by Institut Français – PARIS.