ad noctum

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2015, duet for Julie Guibert and Kerem Gelebek
Duration: 55 minutes

Date(s) à venir

Artistic statement

« The main impetus in this project is my desire to bring together Julie Guibert and Kerem Gelebek, iconic performers in my works. A tribute to darkness, drawing from the vast repertoire of “ballroom dancing”, ad noctum is part of a choreographic quest aiming at restoring visibility to patterns derived from folk dance, sometimes unknown – a writing project on the fringe of overabundance and at the centre of the invisible, between whirling cycles, nervous bursts and restraints being close to fainting.

Next to them, a totem/monolith combining light, sound and images, will join in as a third protagonist with a language of its own, and acting as an amplified sound box with the dance relations. 

This piece, a tribute to the darkness, is once again an opportunity to release a landscape score where the cinematic music of Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel converges with the luminous vibrations of Caty Olive and the images of Iuan-Hau Chiang and Sophie Laly. » 

Christian Rizzo - May, 2015 (extract)

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo | Dance: Kerem Gelebek and Julie Guibert | Original music: Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | Additional music: Arvo Pärt | Light design: Caty Olive | Images: Iuan-Hau Chiang and Sophie Laly | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Costume realisation: Laurence Alquier | Dance mat graphic design collaboration: Michel Martin | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi | Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz

Production editing: Bureau Cassiopée | Executive production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo | Coproduction : l’association fragile, le lieu unique – Nantes, TU - Nantes, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou – Paris, Centre chorégraphique national de Tours (dans le cadre de l’accueil studio), LUX – Scène nationale de Valence, Festival de Danse Cannes, MC2: Grenoble

A project supported by le programme In Vivo Electro de l’Académie Manifeste-2015 (collaboration IRCAM / Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou)


Photographs ©National Taichung Theater

Audiodescription Accessibility to blind and visually impaired viewers / audiodescription conducted by Valérie Castan
Duration 55 minutes

Date(s) passée(s)

12 > 14 January 2017

MAC, Créteil 

28 > 29 January 2016

MC2:, Grenoble

14 > 16 December 2015

Théâtre la Vignette, Université Paul-Valéry – Montpellier 3
— as part of the Montpellier Danse 2015-2016 season