b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.

By Christian Rizzo, 2007

Duration 1h

Bc8 Tr
1 / 7 — © Marc Domage
2 / 7 — © Marc Domage
3 / 7 — © Marc Domage
4 / 7 — © Marc Domage
5 / 7 — © Marc Domage
6 / 7 — © Marc Domage
7 / 7 — © Marc Domage

Intention note

« For b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau., Christian Rizzo reunites with his favorite cohorts, Caty Olive who creates the lighting environment of the piece, and Gerome Nox who creates its sound score - all focusing on a singular project. The choreographer creates a specific universe, custom-fit to Julie Guibert, a classical dancer he met at the Lyon Opera Ballet in 2004. The dancer has got a specific experience and has come across Maguy Marin’s, Trisha Brown’s, William Forsythe’s, Mats Ek’s and Philippe Decouflé’s universes. Both fascinated by what he calls her “incredible intelligence onstage,” and inspired by her personality, Rizzo continue working on the connection he felt to Ms. Guibert in creating this solo, in which he asks himself, “how do we look at a woman alone on stage, outside her own community?”. He imagines a dance projected into space, nocturnal, carved by the lighting to “delve into the idea of slowness, shaping the calligraphic dimension of the movement.” In the background we intuit the questions revealed by these enigmatic images, of the links between memory and vision, of the ritual dimension of performance, and what it means to write, to create for another person. »

Irène Filiberti - January, 2007 (extract)

Casting and mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design Christian Rizzo | Dance Julie Guibert | Light installation Caty Olive | Creation original music Gerome Nox | Technical direction Thierry Cabrera
Executive production ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo Coproduction l’association fragile, le Festival Montpellier Danse, CND - Centre National de la Danse, Pantin (création en résidence)

With the support of La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc

Last dates

11 May 2020

Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris

11 February 2020

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

23 to 24 January 2018

Les Subsistances - Laboratoire international de création artistique, Lyon (France)

10 March 2016

Espaces Pluriels – Scène conventionnée danse, Pau (France)

29 to 30 January 2016

le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes (France)
— in corealization with TU-Nantes, scène de recherche et de création contemporaine

4 to 7 October 2012

Festival International de Danse, Kalamata (Greece)

27 April 2011

DeSingel, Anvers (Belgium)

31 January 2011

Festival Vivat La Danse, Armentières (France)

7 to 10 October 2010

On the Boards, Seattle (United States)

2 October 2010

The Kitchen, New York (United States)

30 September 2010

The Kitchen, New York (United States)

19 October 2009

CND – Centre National de la Danse, Pantin (France)

15 October 2009

CND – Centre National de la Danse, Pantin (France)

12 October 2009

CND – Centre National de la Danse, Pantin (France)

24 to 25 April 2009

Teatro de la Laboral, Gijon (Spain)

21 March 2009

Opéra de Dijon (France)

3 December 2008

Festival Crossroads 2008, Varsovie (Poland)

25 to 26 November 2008

Le TAP, Théâtre et Auditorium de Poitiers (France)

14 to 15 December 2007

Le Toboggan, Décines (France)
— in the framework of la programmation de la Maison de la Danse

27 November 2007

La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (France)

29 September 2007

Opéra de Lille (France)
— in the framework of l'Opération Remix

10 July 2007

Opéra de Lille (France)
— in the framework of l'Opération Remix

24 to 25 June 2007

Chai du Terral, Festival Montpellier Danse 2007 (France) [premiere]

highlighted dates: public open activities


October 2020

  • 10 October to 4 January
    "100% polyester, objet dansant n° (à définir)" by Christian Rizzo and Caty Olive

    FRAC, Franche-Comté

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