Christian Rizzo
Creation 2022, for 11 dancers
Duration: 1h

Premiere — 3 to 14 January 2022 at BONLIEU, Scène nationale d’Annecy

Date(s) à venir

In the beginning, there could be the sea. Or rather, those who gaze thereon.

Shore-bound strangers with faces distractedly turned to the horizon. Their thoughts - becoming embodied – directed towards an elusive off-camera object, consisting of the interweaving of its component movements. But how should this be shown, how should the invisible be danced?

Here, light, sound and dancers (1 + 10) converse in equal measure. Their trajectories, interruptions and movements sketch out three autonomous choreographies: three scores that constantly populate and redesign space.

The mobility of lighting and variations in sound layers respond to diverse bodily states: projection, availability, expectation.

Whether an address, a welcoming capacity with desire woven in, but also flashes, and moments of suspension, bodies fall, rise or remain on the ground, others move away, come closer and advance together. The premises of fictional tales are sketched and held in suspension.

From solo to group, from individual to community, the link to all things commonplace through gaps and differences.

A memory, film image, visual music, moving perspectives.

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo

Dance: Youness Aboulakoul, Nefeli Asteriou, Lauren Bolze, Lee Davern, Fanny Didelot, Nathan Freyermuth, Pep Garrigues, Harris Gkekas, Raoul Riva, Vania Vaneau, Anna Vanneau | Light design: Caty Olive | Original music: Gerome Nox | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Costume design: Angèle Micaux | Engineering, robotics, motorization, and machinery construction: Thierry Kaltenrieder (light technology Ltd.) | Stagecraft: Thierry Cabrera | 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: Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Opéra de Lille, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie, Théâtre de Nîmes, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD – Dias da Dança (Portugal), Le Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées / GIE FONDOC, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique Wallonie Bruxelles, Le Bateau Feu Scène Nationale Dunkerque | En résidence à : Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy

Acknowledgements: Ménagerie de Verre – Paris

With the support of: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels 

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Presentation text: © Noëmie Charrié

The film of the piece received support from Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique in the framework of the program Écran vivant.


Photographs ©Marc Domage

Audio description

→ Performance will be accessible to blind and visually impaired spectators thanks to audio description by Valérie Castan.

→ Audio description by : Valérie Castan | Production : Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie, Le Bateau Feu Scène Nationale Dunkerque, Théâtre de Lorient

Date(s) passée(s)

21 July 2023

ImPulsTanz — Vienna International Dance Festival (Autriche)

13 > 14 January 2022

[Premiere] at BONLIEU, Scène nationale d’Annecy