100% polyester, objet dansant n° (à définir) / Caty Olive

Christian Rizzo and Caty Olive
Creation 1999, visual art intallation or performance

Premiere — June 23rd, 1999, La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (France), in the framework of Festival Les inaccoutumés

Date(s) à venir

Statment of intent

"The origin of the project 100% polyester, objet dansant n°(à définir) comes from the desire to be able to present a dance from which the body-material is missing. I wanted to make visible the “dancing” idea that a contemplation/hypnosis time would lead to an imaginary reasoning and/or a reflection on absence. Also the desire to bring together my principal activities (movement, costume, sound) into one project.

The image of the wind in the curtains at nap time, the idea of everyone's ghosts, Paul Virilio's book Esthétique de la disparition, (perhaps some of my childhood motives), have accompanied me and are still accompanying me today on this piece.

100% polyester, objet dansant n°(à définir) is a project relying on the fragility and the simplicity of the proposition. Then, it seems important to me to recontexctualise “object” every other performance. Thus, ‘hanging/time/progress/material" are modified according to the architectural place."

Christian Rizzo - July, 2012 (extract)

Distribution et mentions

Conception: Christian Rizzo and Caty Olive | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi | Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz 

Production editing: l’association fragile

Executive production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerrannée / Direction Christian Rizzo
Thanks to Mannux, Pascale Paoli, Catarina Campino, Emmanuelle Huynh, João Fiadero / lab7 et l’équipe de la Ménagerie de verre


Photographs ©Caty Olive

This piece is available on tour.

There are two possible versions:

. a looped installation,

. a performance version (approx. 15 minutes).

Date(s) passée(s)

08 July 2000

L'Usine, Dijon
— dans le cadre de l'exposition I Love Dijon

17 > 18 May 2002

Festival Short Formats, Milan (Italie)

06 July 2002

Associacion Cultural Conservas, Barcelone (Spain)

02 > 06 February 2004

Institute for choreography and dance, Cork (Irlande)

16 > 17 April 2004

Centre Culturel Français de Hanoï (Vietnam)

09 > 19 May 2007

Spring Wawe, Séoul (Corée)

21 > 22 July 2009

Festival Arcus Temporum, Pannonhalma (Hongrie)

13 May 2010

CNDC d'Angers
— dans le cadre du Festival Jours étranges au Quai