After many solo and collective performances, Mark went on to found the company I.D.A. in 1983.

With time, his unique style of creating non-identified performing objects became his signature. Solos and group work, concerts and performances mixing dance, music, song, text and video stud the way in an artistic process which began in the seventies. Since 1988, he has worked with stage designer, Jean-Louis Badet and his love of real-time composition has led him to work with many dancers, musicians and lighting engineers.

In 2008, he received the SACD Choreography Prize for his lifetime achievement. 

His latest work shows a clear shift towards musical comedy: BLACK'N'BLUES (2010), OPENING NIGHT (2012), SHOWTIME (2013), VETER NOROSTI, Un Vent de Folie (2014), at the Théâtre Mladinsko at Ljubljana, Slovenia, LE PRINTEMPS (2015) at the International Choreography Festival of Seine-Saint-Denis and BAMBI un drame familial (2017) at the CCN of Tours.

He is the singer in Sarah Murcia’s Never Mind The Future project on the Sex Pistols and has worked with Portuguese choreographer Mariana Tenger Barros, on A POWER BALLAD (2013) and RESURRECTION (2017).

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highlighted dates: public open activities


June 2023

July 2023

  • 3 to 4
    "IL (TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo)" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    as part of "Festival Parterre, 4 jours de danse dans l'Aude", Chapelle Le Py (France)

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  • 10 to 13
    Symposium "CriticalBodies: borders|ACCESS|care" Université des Arts de Philadelphie (États-Unis)

    Pour la 5ème fois depuis 2018, ICI—CCN accueillera du 19 juin au 31 juillet prochains, la Summer School du Master en danse de l’Université des Arts de Philadelphie (MFA in Dance). Ce programme réunira une communauté de 50 étudiant·e·s-artistes et enseignant·e·s.

    Un symposium ouvert au public – intitulé CriticalBodies: borders|ACCESS|care – sera également organisé à ICI—CCN du 10 au 13 juillet prochains.

    Ce temps d’étude est l’occasion de réunir des artistes et chercheur·se·s prestigieux·ses lors de conférences, discussions et ateliers.

    En savoir + ICI

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  • 15 to 16
    en son lieu by Christian Rizzo

    kalamata dance festival – Kalamata (Grèce)

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  • 21
    "miramar" by Christian Rizzo

    miramar, ImPulsTanz — Vienna International Dance Festival (Austria)

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