le syndrome ian

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2016, piece for 9 dancers
Duration: 55 minutes

Premiere — June 24th and 25th, 2016 at Montpellier Danse Festival (France)

le syndrome ian is winner of the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2016

Date(s) à venir

Artistic statement

« le syndrome ian – the last of three pieces investigating anonymous dance practices facing the notion of authorship – welcomes clubbing and nightlife memories.
It is neither a tribute nor a reconstruction. 1979, first time clubbing. As the planet vibrates to the sound of disco with its followers, lovers of an undulating, haunting dance, England sees the emergence of a dark, poetic dance set to the rhythm of electric, angular, jerking bodies. Halfway between isolation and community, what traces of these (possibly) contradictory bodies are left today as we still try, whatever happens, to dance among the ruins of a night that is forever lost? 
le syndrome ian brings together 9 dancers as part of a collective vibration where the tempo is divided between the physicality of sub-bass sounds and the melodic wailing echoing Ian Curtis’ poetry. » 

Christian Rizzo - May, 2016

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design, light objects: Christian Rizzo | Dance: Pep Garrigues, Harris Gkekas, Kerem Gelebek, Julie Guibert, Hanna Hedman, Filipe Lourenço, Maya Masse, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vania Vaneau + an extra | At creation : Miguel Garcia Llorens | Light design: Caty Olive | Original music: Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Costume realization: Laurence Alquier | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi | Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz

Production : ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo | Coproduction : Opéra de Lille, Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, National Taichung Theater (Taiwan), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, le lieu unique - Nantes, TU - Nantes, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève (Switzerland)

Loan of studios: le syndrome ian has benefited from the use of studios at the CN D, an arts centre for dance


Photographs ©National Taichung Theater

Date(s) passée(s)

14 December 2018

La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc

29 September 2018

ICI—CCN Montpellier
— as part of the season opening

27 > 28 January 2018

le lieu unique, Scène nationale de Nantes
— as part of the festival Trajectoires, in co-production with the CCN de Nantes

25 January 2018

TAP, Poitiers

07 December 2017

Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges (Belgium)
— as part of December dance (curator : Christian Rizzo)

23 > 25 February 2017

Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany)

30 September 2016

Le Parvis, Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées