en son lieu.

Christian Rizzo, 2020

Solo for Nicolas Fayol

Premiere: between 16th and 20th November, 2020 . Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN Montpellier (France)

© Christian Rizzo
© Christian Rizzo

Artistic statement

solo
Une maison (2019) brought amplified flow to the stage, diffracted through the bodies of fourteen dancers. I still feel the desire to unite flow in one body. I like that unique « one to one » relationship. Soli punctuate my choreographic career: a series of double, dissociated portraits, as fulfilling for myself as for those to whom I offer them.
My last solo dates back to 2012. Since then, I have created many group pieces. I feel the need to return to simpler forms, not so much in terms of results as in processes engaged: a conversation rather than polyphony.
I would call this the desire to re-focus. Exploring a detail, perhaps, which surfaced in une maison: extracting a body, drifting with the fragment and seeing where it takes us. Drifting together is always much fuller.

en son lieu.
The title of this new creation follows in the footsteps of d’à côté, d’après nature and une maison: it continues to define a very vague space, named only by the practice it hosts.
A place on the scale of he/she who sets foot here: en son lieu. Placing the accent on the space of appearance and definition of the solo, and thus allowing the portrait to shift.
D’après nature was a first meander towards the “dedans - dehors” vanishing line, a first incursion into the open field of translation. The principle of this ongoing project is to decontextualise dances which first appeared in the studio, by re-locating them into landscape and observing what remains after contact. Finally, the images are filmed and brought back to a black box. En son lieu. clings as closely as possible to the genesis of dances in their landscape. Making prints on the body, then bringing these prints back into the black box.

dehors
To start with, it was essential for me to get out of the studio.
I want to be contaminated by a non-urban outdoor setting. I never talk of drifting but today, I need to move through and within my work, making this type of trip as if sidestepping. I wish to open a laboratory space. I feel it is necessary to do so.
Something surfaced in my last pieces. Something intuitive. I must now follow these persistent signs, seeing where the multiplied vanishing lines can take me.
Following intuition as if it would lead to the intrinsic properties of matter: its elasticity, the way in which it allows itself to be guided and in turn, guides movement.
What does it mean to track space? Today, it is essential for me to answer this call from without, or “dehors”.
I am longing for natural landscapes. Mountains, with their rocky ridges. The sea, with its open, aligned horizon, torn between the mineral and aquatic element. Finally the forest, an almost closed, horizon-less environment, hidden by a profusion of plant life.
I want to stay as close as possible to the porosity between Nicolas’s movements, immersed in the landscape, and the movement of the landscape itself. Working not only with landscape matter, but also with landscape movement.
Dialoguing and finding the quality of a movement in its relation to the environment. And, through all of this, beyond utility, finding poetic primacy, a call to the imaginary.

dedans
We return to the studio with archived, integrated content-elements collected outdoors. More than feeling, seeing or hearing, this is about measuring their powers of abstraction, and accessing that perceptual intensity born only of the consciousness of returning to the studio. Immersing oneself in a more than natural environment, put to the test of tearing away from oneself. What is this fracture, this place of emptiness, set to be created by re-contextualisation in the black box?
Inventing, completing, filling from these uprooted impressions of the environment to produce a result which is something like overprinting.
Collecting, yes, but more importantly, making the collection visible, formal: this is where I consider that the challenges of composition lie.

nicolas fayol
I met Nicolas creating avant la nuit dernière in 2016 and d’à côté in 2017.
As a dancer, Nicolas works extensively on bodily fragmentation and equilibrium, stemming from his practice of hip-hop. It’s not so much the hip-hop that interests me here, as the way in which the dancer shifts, textures, and stretches dance, drawing it from the most unsuspected places in his body.
As a person, Nicolas, has chosen to live and work in the countryside, maintaining a direct relationship with living matter and the environment.
I am interested in his dual nature: how does he create his dance elsewhere than in the urban environment, so associated with hip-hop. He is the artist I was looking for, to go drifting together...

Christian Rizzo, October 2019
comments collected by Smaranda Olcèse-Trifan

Casting and mentions

Choreography, costumes, stage design: Christian Rizzo | Dance: Nicolas Fayol

Production: ICI - centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

December 2019

  • 2 to 6
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Hélène Cathala
  • 3
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo
  • 3
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 3
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Pauline Le Boulba et Laurent Pichaud
  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 11 to 14
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France)

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January 2020

  • 6 to 7
    District Danse, season 4 ! — Elsa Decaudin

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

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  • 6 to 10
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Dalila Khatir

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

    En savoir plus

  • 8 to 21
    Résidence Par/ICI : Nosfell

    ICI—CCN

    En savoir plus

  • 9
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell

    Le Corps des Songes, spectacle
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 10 to 11
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Lorient, Centre dramatique national (France)

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  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo

    L'Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive/Tulle, Tulle (France)

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  • 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 - chapter 3" by Christian Rizzo

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

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  • 14
    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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  • 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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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson

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

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  • 18
    "comme crâne, comme culte." by Christian Rizzo

    ONYX - La Carrière - Saint-Herblain (France)
    — in the framework of Festival Trajectoires

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  • 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
    Exerce classe ouverte — Joanne Clavel

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [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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February 2020

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

    ICI—CCN

    En savoir plus

  • 4
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

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

    En savoir plus

  • 4
    Atelier EN COMMUN

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

    En savoir plus

  • 6 to 7
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

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

    En savoir plus

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

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

    En savoir plus

  • 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)

    En savoir plus

  • 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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  • 15
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra Confluence, CDCN d'Avignon (France)
    — 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]

    En savoir plus

  • 20 to 21
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

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

    En savoir plus

  • 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
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

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

    En savoir plus

  • 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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March 2020

  • 2 to 13
    Résidence Par/ICI : Yasmine Hugonnet

    ICI—CCN

    En savoir plus

  • 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]

    En savoir plus

  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN

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

    En savoir plus