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.

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Archives

June 2019

  • 5 June to 5 July
    Exposition "Échauffement général" de Jocelyn Cottencin

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]
    → mercredis et jeudis de 14h à 18h / vendredis de 14h à 17h

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  • 5 June to 6 July
    Activations menées dans le cadre de l'exposition de Jocelyn Cottencin

    → 5 juin à 18h30 | 19 juin à 18h30 | 25 juin à 17h | 26 juin à 18h15 . La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → du 11 au 14 juin à 7h30 . Promenade du Peyrou, Montpellier

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  • 8 June to 28 July
    Participation des étudiants à l'événement "100 artistes dans la ville - ZAT 2019"

    Organisé par le MOCO - Montpellier Contemporain

  • 11 to 12
    Publications M1 — Master exerce
  • 14 to 15
    "d'après une histoire vraie" by Christian Rizzo
  • 22 to 23
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Montpellier (France)
    — in co-accueil with the Printemps des Comédiens

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  • 22
    Performances menées par les étudiants dans le cadre de l'événement "CAMPING"

    Organisé par le Centre National de la Danse
    CND, Pantin → 13h30 à 22h30

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July 2019

  • 31 July to 3 August
    "d'après une histoire vraie" by Christian Rizzo

    Lycée Decourt, Paris (France)
    — in the framework of the Festival Paris l'été

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