Biography

Christian Rizzo took his first steps as an artist in Toulouse, where he started a rock band and created a line of clothing before studying visual arts at the Villa Arson in Nice. Serendipitous encounters led him to the stage.

In the 1990s, he performed in Europe with numerous contemporary choreographers, sometimes responsible for their soundtracks or costume creation.

In 1996, he created the “l’association fragile” and presented performances, installations, dance pieces, alternating with other commissions for opera, fashion and visual arts. Since then, over fourty productions have come to fruition. Christian Rizzo regularly teaches in art schools in France and abroad, as well as in institutions dedicated to contemporary dance.

On January 1st 2015 Christian Rizzo took over as the Director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier - Occitanie, which has been renamed ICI (International Choreographic Institute). He supports a crosscutting vision of creation, training, artistic education and openness to the public. Based on various practices and territories, this project is primarily a forward-looking space dealing effectively with inviting artists, creating the choreographic gesture and studying the forms that it can take when shared.

As a choreographer, visual artist or curator, Christian Rizzo relentlessly pursues the elasticity and tension between bodies and space in narratives where fiction emerges from abstraction.

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

January 2020

  • 6 to 7
    District Danse, season 4 ! — Elsa Decaudin
  • 6 to 10
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Dalila Khatir
  • 8 to 21
    Résidence Par/ICI : Nosfell

    ICI—CCN

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  • 9
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell
  • 10 to 11
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo
  • 14
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 14 January to 13 February
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 14 January to 13 February
    "d'après nature" by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson
  • 16 January to 21 February
    Exhibition "Adaptation Assez Facile" of Félicia Atkinson

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm / Fridays from 2pm to 5pm [free admission]

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  • 18
    "comme crâne, comme culte." by Christian Rizzo
  • 21
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell

    ad hoc, étape de travail performée
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm

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  • 22
    Le club de danse — Émilie Labédan

    L'Atelier Buffard, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 28
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 28
    Exerce classe ouverte — Joanne Clavel

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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February 2020

  • 3 to 14
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Michèle Murray

    ICI—CCN

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  • 4
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète (France)

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  • 4
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 6 to 7
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie (France)
    — in corealization with La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

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  • 11
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau." by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandœuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 12 to 14
    Exercice commun — Public presentation of the work of the master exerce's students

    ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission on reservation]

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  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo ​

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandœuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 15
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra Confluence, CDCN d'Avignon (France)
    — in the framework of Festival les Hivernales

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  • 15 to 22
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Maison Jean Vilar Avignon
    — in the framework of Festival Les Hivernales

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  • 19
    Le club de danse — Michèle Murray

    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 20 to 21
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    co-presentation by Charleroi Danse and by Kaaitheater, Bruxelles (Belgium)

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  • 25
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 27 to 29
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète / Centre Culturel Léo Malet, Mireval (France)

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  • 27 to 29
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris avec le Théâtre de la Ville - Paris (France)

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March 2020

  • 2 to 13
    Résidence Par/ICI : Yasmine Hugonnet

    ICI—CCN

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  • 3
    Par/ICI: — Yasmine Hugonnet

    Le récital des Postures, show
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 4
    Le club de danse — Laura Kirshenbaum

    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 5
    Exhibition opening — Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 5 March to 9 April
    Exhibition "From a speck of dust to strange things" of Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm / Fridays from 2pm to 5pm [free admission]

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  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Lisa Nelson, Anne Langlet et Pascal Queneau

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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  • 9 to 13
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Lisa Nelson

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 12
    Par/ICI: — Yasmine Hugonnet

    SEVEN WINTERS, étape de travail performée
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm

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  • 18
    T — Jordi Galí

    Show presented in the framework of PREAC
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 23 March to 4 April
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Catarina Miranda

    ICI—CCN

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  • 24
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 25 to 26
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Dansens Hus, Stockholm (Sweden)

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  • 30 to 31
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg (France)
    — in the framework of festival EXTRADANSE - Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg

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April 2020

  • 1
    Le club de danse — Catarina Miranda

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 2
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Catarina Miranda

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 3
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Maison de la Culture, Amiens (France)

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  • 5 to 6
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    TAP, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Scène nationale (France)

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  • 14 to 30
    Résidence Par/ICI : nyamnyam

    ICI—CCN

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  • 15 to 16
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Scène nationale (France)

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  • 16
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Michèle Murray

    Montpellier Danse – Studio Cunningham / Agora
    → 6pm [free admission]

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  • 20
    Par/ICI: — nyamnyam

    8000 ans plus tard, installation opening
    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN and others
    → 7pm

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  • 20 to 24
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Carme Torrent

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 21
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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