une maison

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2019 for 13 dancers
Duration: 60 minutes 

French premiere — March 5th and 6th, 2019, Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy (France)
International premiere — 29th and 30th, 2019, National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall (Taiwan) in the framework of TIFA 2019


Date(s) à venir

Artistic statement

Living space has always fascinated Christian Rizzo. An eternal designer of bodies and objects, he opens fresh poetic and ephemeral landscapes with each new creation. Une maison is perfectly timed to punctuate Rizzo’s approach and to rock the patterns of his dance.

As if to turn the sky the right way up again, under the geometric and luminous framework of a suspended roof, bodies and memories return to furrow space. So many silhouettes, presences, un-tethered gestures that gradually haunt and bring life, color, brilliance to this singular way of seeing movement, and to the enigmatic stories that people it.

If at first, it is through abstraction and the play on black and white that each dance weaves its own web, that each dancer chisels time, while depositing offerings and imagination in a lunar whiteness, the rigorous structure of space unravels bit by bit. Brown, golden, clouds, sepia, color pigment the stage before metamorphosing it completely.

For the choreographer, une maison is not what we expect…a closed, protected place encased by walls, doors and windows. It is more a place where bodies circulate, murmur, resound…the path of multiple, intersecting lives. Its foundations are like encounters, human and artistic collaborations, combining gesture and utopia. Beyond the absence or loss that sometimes crosses it, une maison states common, populated ground and resonates with intense polyphonic richness until climax, a jubilation of festival and fantasy.

— Irène Filliberti (May, 2019)

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design, light objects: Christian Rizzo | Dance: Youness AboulakoulJamil AttarLluis AyetLauren BolzeJohan BichotLéonor ClaryPep GarriguesAriane GuittonHanna HedmanDavid Le BorgneMaya MasseRaoul RivaVania Vaneau | In alternation: Nefeli AsteriouHarris Gkekas | At creation: Julie GuibertMiguel Garcia LlorensRodolphe Toupin Light design: Caty Olive | Media creation: Jéronimo Roé | Original music: Pénélope Michel and Nicolas Devos (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Costume realization: Laurence Alquier | Scenography assistant, media programming: Yragaël Gervais | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production et diffusion : Anne Fontanesi and Anne Bautz

Production : ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo
With the support of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

Coproduction : Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Opéra de Lille, National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall (Taïwan), Théâtre National de Bretagne, L’Empreinte - Scène nationale Brive/Tulle, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD – Dias da Dança (Portugal), Mercat de les Flors – Casa de la Dansa (Espagne), Ménagerie de Verre - Paris, La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, Charleroi Danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgique), Domaine d’O – domaine d’art et culture (Hérault, Montpellier), Theater Freiburg (Allemagne)

With the participation of CNC - DICRéAM
Thanks to CND Centre national de la danse for providing studio space

Photographs ©Marc Domage

Audio description

Performance accessible to blind and visually impaired spectators thanks to audio-description by Valérie Castan.

→ Audio description by : Valérie Castan | Production : La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

Date(s) passée(s)

28 > 29 April 2021

Dansens Hus - International Scene of Contemporary Dance, Stockholm (Suède)

20 > 22 April 2021

Dansens Hus - Nasjonal scene for dans, Oslo (Norvège)

14 April 2021

La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse

27 > 29 March 2021

CENTQUATRE-PARIS — dans le cadre du Festival Séquence Danse Paris 2021

23 > 31 March 2021

Théâtre de l'Archipel, Scène nationale de Perpignan

30 January 2021

Opéra de Rouen Normandie en co-accueil avec Le Rive Gauche, théâtre de la ville de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray
dans le cadre de son temps fort "C'est déjà de la danse" 

08 December 2020

La Maison de la Culture, Amiens

27 > 29 May 2020

Dansens Hus - Nasjonal scene for dans, Oslo (Norvège)

15 > 16 April 2020

La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Scène nationale

03 April 2020

Maison de la Culture, Amiens

30 > 31 March 2020

Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg
dans le cadre du festival EXTRADANSE - Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg

25 > 26 March 2020

Dansens Hus, Stockholm (Suède)

15 February 2020

Opéra Confluence, CDCN d'Avignon
as part of Festival les Hivernales

29 > 30 March 2019

National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall (Taïwan) [première internationale]
as part of the TIFA 2019