miramar

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2022, for 11 dancers

Upcoming date(s)

13 to 14 January 2022

[Premiere] at BONLIEU, Scène nationale d’Annecy

22 January 2022

Le Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées

26 to 28 January 2022

Toulouse

11 to 12 February 2022

Théâtre de Nîmes

5 to 6 March 2022

Opéra de Lille

18 to 19 March 2022

LORIENT

11 to 14 April 2022

CENTQUATRE-PARIS

24 to 25 April 2022

Festival DDD, Porto, Portugal

3 May 2022

Le Bateau Feu Scène Nationale Dunkerque

9 to 10 June 2022

L'Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan

Miramar Biarritz Portrait Christian Rizzo
miramar © Christian Rizzo

Miramar is like the name of promise, one that you can sense from the window of a quaintly dilapidated hotel. It’s a promise that haunts Caspar David Friedrich’s Le Moine au Bord de la Mer and is rooted in saudade songs. As light arcs and reflects about the stage in a machine-like ballet, a first dancer emerges to inscribe the space, his body held fast to a vantage point. Ten dancers, characters in search of new horizons, join him. Drawn to his gaze, they form the flow that connects and separates him from the power beyond our sight. Yet, between the dancer’s watchful eye from his fixed vantage point and the endless line of the horizon, what can we see? Longing, emptiness or hope from afar, from “over there” or “elsewhere”? It resembles a series of calls from a movement driven by the bond of fiction and abstraction. Following on from Une Maison and En son Lieu, the choreography combines the invisible with physical shapes and forms. The figures are halfway between the past and the future, each with separate perspectives shifting, perhaps, to a common yearning.

Choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo

Dance: Youness Aboulakoul, Nefeli Asteriou, Lauren Bolze, Lee Davern, Fanny Didelot, Nathan Freyermuth, Pep Guarrigues, Harris Gkekas, Raoul Riva, Vania Vaneau, Anna Vanneau | Light design: Caty Olive | Original music: Gérome Nox | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Technical direction: Thierry Cabrera

Production and touring : Anne Fontanesi, Anne Bautz

Production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo

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

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

Acknowledgements: Ménagerie de Verre – Paris

Presentation text: © Noëmie Charrié

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

The beginnings of the project - Artistic statement

There is the sea. And, especially, those who gaze upon it.

And then, there are hotels, holiday residences and buildings, often dilapidated, which announce the promise.

miramar

Bay windows.

The horizon, fixed in space, and the incessant flow which coexists, and in the gap, lost glances and untangled bodies.

Vague or historical beings, lost in mistaken memories.

Say «far off» or, «on the other side», with the weight of the fixed point, measuring space ahead.

To be the body of another with others, interwoven organic fragments, a spatial ectoplasm.

Retracing steps, stepping through the intervals between bodies and feeding the void of upheaval.

Then, taking shape, dancing the bond with that which is invisible, in a constantly recomposed saudade.

— Christian Rizzo, February 2020

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Horizon, perspectives and flows: call in motion, movement through the call

It all begins with a call, of sorts, to something, far away.

I like the idea of «over there», «on the other side»; an indefinable absence.

Maybe just projection? Maybe oneself, or someone else?

A sort of tearing, a hole, an absence, inducing the need to call through movement. Between the body emitting the call and the perspective point, there is flow. These three elements are the starting point from which I begin to build a compositional sketch.

The horizon, its observation point, and flow: how is the constant shift from one to the other woven? And, how is the elasticity between abstraction and fictional mode embraced into the movement?

I also have saudade in mind; that complex feeling where nostalgia, melancholy and hope intertwine. A state that summons up what has left us, while awaiting its return, without being really sure that this is possible.

Power found in the uncertainty of the existence of an off-camera mode.


1 + 10 dancers

To date, the performance is built around two inseparable parts: a solo piece, followed by a polyphonic section, whose composition is a combinatorial of singular calls.

Parallel stories: alone and in a group, crossed, fragmented stories.

The inaugural solo piece provides a frame, inscribing space; the dancer stays on stage, facing away from the audience, observing the group that is being formed. Those watched are also those who make up the flow between dancer and horizon.

The dancer is the witness who summons the calls through different stories, and / or geographies.

The watching body is crucial. It is through this gaze that the group exists.

All calls are projected very intimately towards a vanishing point, which is the same for all.

Is the call ultimately common?

Characters in search of horizons

For the first time in my work, I am tempted to call on atypical characters along with hybrid figures in order, maybe, to mark the idea that this community facing the horizon, does not really exist, in fact. That it has been fortuitously formed, driven by the intimate, deep absence of another person.

The only thing they have in common is their presence here, calling up something very personal.

Let us consider the ten interwoven calls, evoking, inter alia, the space of memory.

I always keep alive this obsession for characters in search of an author, claiming their context in order to better understand what they are made of and what future they can hope for.

The question of contextualization / de-contextualization is exactly what interests me: all that is missing, an active void, or tension with that which is absent.


Scenography

I imagine a luminous, capped structure, with a large, mobile neon composed of 5 to 7 autonomous modules, filling the stage. I have in mind the image of photocopier light; a line which «scans» the ground and could, subsequently, start to shift, via each module (each having its own movement), to reform - momentarily - a single line.

The movement of light will continuously circulate from stage front to backdrop. A line of light oscillating, as the modules composing it shift.

As for the stage floor, I see it coated with a shimmering, or metallic texture, strongly reflecting the trace of light. A way of revealing the dancers caught in constantly moving luminous reflection.

The notion of “scan” reminds me of the ebb and flow of the tide, moving back and forth with regularity, but - here - in a more disturbing, inexorable, mechanical manner.

— Christian Rizzo, March 2020 / Interview by Smaranda Olcèse-Trifan

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November 2021

  • 9 to 10
    " No hard feelings" — Laura Kirshenbaum (report saison 20/21)
  • 10
    Par/ICI: PEROU — RENCONTRE
  • 12
    Par/ICI: PEROU — TEMPS PUBLIC
  • 16
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
  • 23 November to 21 January
    Exposition — Sophie Laly

    Du mardi 23 novembre au vendredi 21 janvier 2022 [entrée libre] — La chambre d'écho
    Visite commentée de l’exposition par l’artiste : le jeudi 9 décembre à 19h

    → Entrée libre (jauge limitée)

  • 23
    Par/ICI: Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher - "RUINE"

    ▪ Mardi 23 novembre à 20h — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    13€ / 9€ / 5€

  • 29
    Par/ICI: Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher — Soirée TOPO

    ▪ Lundi 29 novembre à 19h
    → Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    5€

  • 29 November to 3 December
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Peter Pleyer

    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels et avancés]

    → Tarif : 30€ la session de 5 cours / Présence exigée sur l’ensemble de la session

December 2021

  • 1 December to 12 February
    "100% polyester, objet dansant n° (à définir)" de Christian Rizzo

    dans le cadre du festival Pays de Danse, Théâtre de Liège (Belgique)

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  • 2 to 3
    "en son lieu" de Christian Rizzo

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  • 7
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 8
    Club de danse —

    Mercredi 8 décembreI-Fang Lin

    → à ICI—CCN
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    Tarifs : 7€ l’atelier / Tarif super réduit : 5 € / Yoot : 5 €

  • 9
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    Scènes du Golfe, Palais des arts, Vannes

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  • 10
    Projection de "D'après une histoire vraie" de Christian Rizzo

    . Vendredi 29 octobre, Gallery de Damei Art Centre (Chine)
    Dans le cadre de Danse en images – Festival de films de danse

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  • 11
    "en son lieu" de Chrsitian Rizzo

    Halle aux Grains – Traverse (association) – Bagnères de Bigorre

  • 13
    exerce classe ouverte — Jule Flierl

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics / entrée libre sur réservation]
    (jauge limitée)

  • 14
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 14 to 16
    Métropole — Volmir Cordeiro

    ▪ Mardi 14 décembre à 19h15
    ▪ Mercredi 15 décembre à 20h

    ▪ Jeudi 16 décembre à 19h15
    La Vignette, scène conventionnée / Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier

    — Spectacle co-accueilli avec La Vignette, scène conventionnée / Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier
    15€ / 9€ / 5€

  • 16
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

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  • 22
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

January 2022

  • 4 to 7
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Patrick Acogny

    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels et avancés]

    → Tarif : 30€ la session de 5 cours / Présence exigée sur l’ensemble de la session

  • 4
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

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  • 10
    exerce classe ouverte — Frédéric Pouillaude et Dorothée Munyaneza

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics / entrée libre sur réservation]

    (jauge limitée)

  • 11
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

    En savoir plus

  • 11
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 11
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 12
    Club de danse — La Tierce​

    ▪ Mercredi 12 janvierLa Tierce
    → à ICI—CCN
    Public : tous publics à partir de 15 ans
    Tarifs : 7€ l’atelier / Tarif super réduit : 5 € / Yoot : 5

  • 13 to 14
    [​Premiere]​ "miramar" by Christian Rizzo

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  • 18
    "une maison" de Christian Rizzo

    18 janvier 2022
    — La Filature, Scène nationale - Mulhouse (report)

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  • 20
    Fenêtre sur résidence — La Tierce

    ▪ Jeudi 20 janvier à 19h
    → à ICI—CCN
    Entrée libre sur réservation

    La Tierce est en résidence de recherche et de création du 10 au 21 janvier 2022

  • 22
  • 25
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 25
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 26 to 28
    "miramar" de Christian Rizzo

    Toulouse

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  • 27 to 28
    "magma" — Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín et Christian Rizzo

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February 2022

  • 1
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 1
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

  • 2 to 5
    "en son lieu" de Christian Rizzo

    CENTQUATRE-PARIS

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  • 8 February to 2 April
    Exposition — Clarissa Baumann

    Du mardi 8 février au vendredi 1er avril 2022 — La chambre d’écho
    → Entrée libre (jauge limitée)

  • 8 to 10
    Exercice commun — Master exerce

    ▪ Mardi 8, mercredi 9, jeudi 10 février à 19h
    → à ICI—CCN
    Entrée libre sur réservation

  • 11 to 12
    "miramar" de Christian Rizzo

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  • 15 to 16
    Nebula — Vania Vaneau

    ▪ Mardi 15 et mercredi 16 février à 20h
    → Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
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  • 21 to 25
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Laura Kirshenbaum

    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels et avancés]
    → Tarif : 30€ la session de 5 cours / Présence exigée sur l’ensemble de la session

  • 22
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h à 20h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]