le syndrome ian

Christian Rizzo, 2016

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

Duration: 55 minutes

Upcoming date

Fri 4
June 2021

"le syndrome de ian" de Christian Rizzo

Opéra de Rennes
— in the framework of Festival Big Love

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"le syndrome ian" © Marc Coudrais
"le syndrome ian" © Marc Coudrais
1 / 3 — © Marc Coudrais
"le syndrome ian" © Marc Coudrais
2 / 3 — © Marc Coudrais
"le syndrome ian" © Marc Coudrais
3 / 3 — © Marc Coudrais

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

Teaser of "le syndrome de ian"

Casting and mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design, light objects: Christian Rizzo | Dance: Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Julie Guibert, Hanna Hedman, Filipe Lourenco, Maya Masse, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vania Vaneau + one extra | Light design: Caty Olive | Original music: Nicolas Devos et Pénélope Michel (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Costume realization: Laurence Alquier| Technical direction: Thierry Cabrera | Stage manager: Marc Coudrais | Assistant stage manager: Jean-Christophe Minart

Production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo | Co-production: 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 - scène nationale de Nantes, TU-Nantes - scène de recherche et de création contemporaine, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève (Switzerland)

Loan of studios: le syndrome ian has benefited from the provision of the CN D studios, an Art centre dedicated to dance

Upcoming date(s)

4 June 2021

Opéra de Rennes
— in the framework of Festival Big Love

Last dates

14 December 2018

La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (France)

11 December 2018

Le Rive Gauche, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (France)

29 September 2018

ICI—CCN Montpellier (France)
— in the framework of its "ouverture de saison"

19 to 20 March 2018

Le Centquatre, Paris (France)

17 March 2018

Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan (France)

22 February 2018

Scène nationale d'Orléans (France)

13 to 14 February 2018

Maison de la Culture de Bourges (France)

27 to 28 January 2018

le lieu unique, Scène nationale de Nantes (France)

25 January 2018

TAP, Poitiers (France)

16 December 2017

Le Rive Gauche, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (France)

7 December 2017

Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges (Belgium)
— in the framework of December dance (curated by: Christian Rizzo)

25 November 2017

Opéra de Dijon (France)

2 to 3 November 2017

Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf (Germany)

14 to 15 October 2017

National Taichung Theater, Taichung (Taiwan)
— with the support of the Institut Français, Paris (France)

15 September 2017

Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal)

24 to 26 August 2017

Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

26 to 28 April 2017

Théâtre de Chaillot, Paris (France)
— in the framework of "hors-les-murs" of the Théâtre de la ville

20 to 21 March 2017

Comédie de Valence - CDN Drôme-Ardèche (France)

23 to 25 February 2017

Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany)

18 February 2017

L'autre Scène, Vedène
— in the framework of Festival Les Hivernales

3 February 2017

Le bateau feu, Dunkerque (France)

27 to 28 January 2017

Opéra de Lille (France)

30 September 2016

Le Parvis, Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées (France)

26 to 27 September 2016

La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Scène nationale (France)

21 to 22 September 2016

Opéra de Lyon (France)
— in the framework of focus danse de la Biennale de la danse de Lyon

6 September 2016

Château Rouge - Centre culturel, Annemasse (France)
— in the framework of La Bâtie, Festival de Genève (Switzerland)

30 June to 1 July 2016

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam / Grote Zaal, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
— in the framework of Julidans Festival

24 to 25 June 2016

Opéra Comédie, Festival Montpellier danse (France) [premiere]


Accessibility to blind and visually impaired viewers / audiodescription conducted by Valérie Castan

highlighted dates: public open activities


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  • 4
    "le syndrome de ian" de Christian Rizzo

    Opéra de Rennes
    — in the framework of Festival Big Love

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  • 8 to 10
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    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiants en 2re année

    ICI—CCN → 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 11 to 17
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    à ICI—CCN

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  • 15 to 17
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.​" de Christian Rizzo (report de nov. 2020)

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  • 28
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau" de Christian Rizzo

    Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

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