miramar

Christian Rizzo, 2021

Creation 2022, for 11 dancers

Miramar Biarritz Portrait Christian Rizzo
Miramar Biarritz Portrait Christian Rizzo

Création 2022, pour 11 interprètes

There is the sea. And, especially, those who gaze upon it.

And then, there are hotels, holiday residences and buildings, often dilapidated, which announce the promise.

miramar

Bay windows.

The horizon, fixed in space, and the incessant flow which coexists, and in the gap, lost glances and untangled bodies.

Vague or historical beings, lost in mistaken memories.

Say «far off» or, «on the other side», with the weight of the fixed point, measuring space ahead.

To be the body of another with others, interwoven organic fragments, a spatial ectoplasm.

Retracing steps, stepping through the intervals between bodies and feeding the void of upheaval.

Then, taking shape, dancing the bond with that which is invisible, in a constantly recomposed saudade.

— Christian Rizzo, February 2020

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Horizon, perspectives and flows: call in motion, movement through the call

It all begins with a call, of sorts, to something, far away.

I like the idea of «over there», «on the other side»; an indefinable absence.

Maybe just projection? Maybe oneself, or someone else?

A sort of tearing, a hole, an absence, inducing the need to call through movement. Between the body emitting the call and the perspective point, there is flow. These three elements are the starting point from which I begin to build a compositional sketch.

The horizon, its observation point, and flow: how is the constant shift from one to the other woven? And, how is the elasticity between abstraction and fictional mode embraced into the movement?

I also have saudade in mind; that complex feeling where nostalgia, melancholy and hope intertwine. A state that summons up what has left us, while awaiting its return, without being really sure that this is possible.

Power found in the uncertainty of the existence of an off-camera mode.


1 + 10 dancers

To date, the performance is built around two inseparable parts: a solo piece, followed by a polyphonic section, whose composition is a combinatorial of singular calls.

Parallel stories: alone and in a group, crossed, fragmented stories.

The inaugural solo piece provides a frame, inscribing space; the dancer stays on stage, facing away from the audience, observing the group that is being formed. Those watched are also those who make up the flow between dancer and horizon.

The dancer is the witness who summons the calls through different stories, and / or geographies.

The watching body is crucial. It is through this gaze that the group exists.

All calls are projected very intimately towards a vanishing point, which is the same for all.

Is the call ultimately common?

Characters in search of horizons

For the first time in my work, I am tempted to call on atypical characters along with hybrid figures in order, maybe, to mark the idea that this community facing the horizon, does not really exist, in fact. That it has been fortuitously formed, driven by the intimate, deep absence of another person.

The only thing they have in common is their presence here, calling up something very personal.

Let us consider the ten interwoven calls, evoking, inter alia, the space of memory.

I always keep alive this obsession for characters in search of an author, claiming their context in order to better understand what they are made of and what future they can hope for.

The question of contextualization / de-contextualization is exactly what interests me: all that is missing, an active void, or tension with that which is absent.


Scenography

I imagine a luminous, capped structure, with a large, mobile neon composed of 5 to 7 autonomous modules, filling the stage. I have in mind the image of photocopier light; a line which «scans» the ground and could, subsequently, start to shift, via each module (each having its own movement), to reform - momentarily - a single line.

The movement of light will continuously circulate from stage front to backdrop. A line of light oscillating, as the modules composing it shift.

As for the stage floor, I see it coated with a shimmering, or metallic texture, strongly reflecting the trace of light. A way of revealing the dancers caught in constantly moving luminous reflection.

The notion of “scan” reminds me of the ebb and flow of the tide, moving back and forth with regularity, but - here - in a more disturbing, inexorable, mechanical manner.

— Christian Rizzo, March 2020 / Interview by Smaranda Olcèse-Trifan

Choreography, stage design, costume design Christian Rizzo

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

Coproduction (pending)

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

September 2020

  • 16
    "magma" / Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo,
  • 16 to 19
    Publications - master exerce
  • 21 to 26
    Ouverture de la saison 6

    Pour le lancement de saison qui inaugure leur association à ICI—CCN, Vania Vaneau et Jordi Galí nous invitent à des temps de faire ensemble favorisant, ainsi, un rituel commun.

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  • 23
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres

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  • 26 September to 20 November
    From a speck of dust to strange things - Geoffrey Badel

    Réouverture de l'exposition : samedi 26 septembre 2020 à 14h dans le cadre de l'ouverture de saison

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October 2020

  • 1 to 31
    Exposition "From a speck of dust to strange things" de Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]

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  • 3
    Fenêtre sur résidence : Pauline L. Boulba

    Belvédère du rayon Vert - Cerbère-Porbou

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  • 7
    Le club de danse : Stéphanie Bayle

    Ouvert à tous et sans pré-requis, cet atelier mensuel permet de rencontrer, par leur pratique, les artistes qui traversent ou non la saison d’ICI.

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  • 8
    Fenêtre sur résidence : Cindy Van Acker

    Without references à 19h [entrée libre] — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

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  • 9 to 10
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Cornouaille, Scène nationale de Quimper

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  • 12
    exerce "classe ouverte" — Valentina Desideri

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN (tous publics / entrée libre)

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  • 13
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 15
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar

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  • 27
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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November 2020

  • 1 to 20
    Exposition "From a speck of dust to strange things" de Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]

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  • 2 to 6
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Volmir Cordeiro

    de 10h à 12h, à ICI—CCN

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  • 2
    exerce classe ouverte — Volmir Cordeiro

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics / entrée libre]

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  • 2
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Alix Eynaudi

    Noa and Snow à 19h [entrée libre] — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

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  • 3
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 10
    Le club de danse — Nicolas Fayol

    de 19h à 21h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 17 to 20
    en son lieu

    Premiere: 17th- 20th November 2020, Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN Montpellier (France)

    Within the context of the Biennale des Arts de la Scène en Méditerranée - Théâtre des 13 vents Centre Dramatique National de Montpellier and Montpellier Danse season 2020-2021.

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  • 22 to 23
    "d'à côté" de Christian Rizzo

    TAP - Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers

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  • 24
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 25 to 27
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    La Comédie, Scène magmnationale de Clermont-Ferrand

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  • 26 to 28
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau" de Christian Rizzo

    CN D Centre national de la danse - Pantin

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  • 30 November to 4 December
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Alice Chauchat

    de 10h à 12h, à ICI—CCN

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  • 30
    exerce classe ouverte — Myriam Suchet

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics / entrée libre]

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December 2020

  • 1 to 18
    Exposition "Baltimore au lever du jour" de Christine Masduraud

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]

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  • 1
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 3
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Catarina Miranda

    Burning eclipse à 19h [entrée libre] — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

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  • 5
    Labo Jordi Galí / exerce

    de 10h30 à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 8 to 9
    Par/ICI: Volmir Cordeiro

    Trottoir
    20h/19h15 — La Vignette, Université Paul-Valéry

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  • 8
    "une maison" de Christian Rizzo

    La Maison de la Culture, Amiens

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  • 10 to 11
    "d'à côté" de Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Cornouaille, Scène nationale de Quimper

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  • 15
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 15
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    Scènes du Golfe - Vannes, Morbihan

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  • 17
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc

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  • 17
    TOPO : Volmir Cordeiro

    Atterir, à 19h, ICI—CCN

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