b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2007, solo for Julie Guibert
Duration: 1h

Premiere — June 24th and 25th, 2007, Chai du Terral, Festival Montpellier Danse (France)

Date(s) à venir

Statment of intent

"For b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau., Christian Rizzo reunites with his favorite cohorts, Caty Olive who creates the lighting environment of the piece, and Gerome Nox who creates its sound score - all focusing on a singular project. The choreographer creates a specific universe, custom-fit to Julie Guibert, a classical dancer he met at the Lyon Opera Ballet in 2004. The dancer has got a specific experience and has come across Maguy Marin’s, Trisha Brown’s, William Forsythe’s, Mats Ek’s and Philippe Decouflé’s universes. Both fascinated by what he calls her “incredible intelligence onstage,” and inspired by her personality, Rizzo continue working on the connection he felt to Ms. Guibert in creating this solo, in which he asks himself, “how do we look at a woman alone on stage, outside her own community?”. He imagines a dance projected into space, nocturnal, carved by the lighting to “delve into the idea of slowness, shaping the calligraphic dimension of the movement.” In the background we intuit the questions revealed by these enigmatic images, of the links between memory and vision, of the ritual dimension of performance, and what it means to write, to create for another person." 

Irène Filiberti - January, 2007 (extract)

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo | Dance : Julie Guibert | Light installation: Caty Olive | Creation original music: Gerome Nox | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi and Anne Bautz

Executive production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo Coproduction l’association fragile, le Festival Montpellier Danse, CND - Centre National de la Danse, Pantin (création en résidence) | With the support of La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc


Photograhs ©Marc Domage

Date(s) passée(s)

29 > 30 January 2016

le lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes (France)
— in corealisation TU-Nantes, scène de recherche et de création contemporaine

27 April 2011

DeSingel, Anvers (Belgium)

02 October 2010

The Kitchen, New York (United States)

30 September 2010

The Kitchen, New York (United States)

27 November 2007

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

29 September 2007

Opéra de Lille (France)
— in the framework of the Opération Remix