d'après une histoire vraie

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2013, restaging autumn 2024, piece for 8 dancers and 2 drummers
Outdoor version available
Duration: 1h

Premiere — 7th to 15th July, 2013, Avignon Festival (France)

Date(s) à venir

Eight dancers and two drummers. Ten men, gripped in the vice of “masculinity”. Some ten years ago, d’après une histoire vraie (based on a true story) opened the gate to irresistible fluidity of polarity, breaking down angsts one by one through the grace and passion of movement. The performers are invited here to redeploy choreographic creation, wherein the divisions between tradition and modernity are delicately resolved. A pivotal piece, if ever there was one. Bringing the memory of emotion to an incandescent culmination, stretching materials to breaking point. In the friction between telluric rhythms and undulating bodies, dance explores its own physicality. Keeping apace with the music, it spans from tribal ritual to geometric form, fiction to abstraction, group to community. But it is always through the underground solidarity of movement, whereby one holds together thanks to the presence of others, that landless folklore emerges. Falling in response to constantly renewed contact, spinning to the reassurance of an outstretched hand, grasped wholeheartedly. Singularities are observed, then unite and break away, before reuniting once more. Togetherness? The question is blazingly urgent here.

 

 

© Text Noëmie Charrié

Distribution et mentions

IN 2024

Conception, choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo 
| Dance: Youness Aboulakoul, Fabien Almakiewicz, Yaïr Barelli, Massimo Fusco in alternation with Nicolas Fayol, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Filipe Lourenço, Roberto Martínez | At creation: Miguel Garcia Llorens 
| Original music: Didier Ambact & King Q4 | Light design: Caty Olive | Sound arrangement: Vanessa Court | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | General manager: Jérôme Masson or Victor Fernandes | Light manager: Romain Portolan | Sound manager: Delphine Foussat | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi | Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz

Production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo
With the support of: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels 

Coproduction: Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS

Thanks to: La Bulle Bleue E.S.A.T Artistique, Montpellier

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IN 2013

Dance: Fabien Almakiewicz, Yaïr Barelli, Massimo Fusco, Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Filipe Lourenço ou Smaïn Boucetta, Roberto Martínez | Original music: Didier Ambact & King Q4 | Live music: Didier Ambact & King Q4 | Light design: Caty Olive | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | General manager: Jérôme Masson or Victor Fernandes | Sound manager: Vanessa Court ou Frédéric Peugeot | Light manager and video: Arnaud Lavisse, Samuel Dosière, Érik Houllier

Production editing: Bureau Cassiopée | Exécutive production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo | Coproduction: l’association fragile, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festival d’Avignon, Opéra de Lille, le Centre de Développement Chorégraphique de Toulouse - Midi-Pyrénées, la Ménagerie de verre - Paris, la Filature, Scène nationale Mulhouse, l’Apostrophe, Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise, Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape / direction Yuval Pick | With the support of Conseil Régional Nord-Pas-de-Calais, de la convention Institut Français + ville de Lille, de l’association Beaumarchais - SACD et de l’Institut Français dans le cadre du fonds de production Circles | With the help of Phénix, Scène nationale Valenciennes | Residency for the rehearsals: Opéra de Lille, Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape / direction Yuval Pick, Centre chorégraphique national Roubaix Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Thanks to the whole team of Opéra de Lille, to Opéra de Lyon, to Théâtre du Nord, to Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, to centquatre-Paris, to Marie-Thérèse Allier, Rostan Chentouf, Sophie Laly, Arthur Le Fol, Frédéric Bonnemaison, Catherine Tsékenis and Stéphane Malfettes

 

Photographs ©Marc Domage

Audiodescription

Accessibility to blind and visually impaired viewers.

Audio description by : Valérie Castan for ICI-CCN Montpellier | Proofreading: Reynalde Nicolin

Date(s) passée(s)

23 November 2016> 02 December 2016

Marrakech, Rabat, Meknès, Casablanca (tournée au Maroc)
— with the support of the Institut Français du Maroc

16 > 18 September 2016

REDCAT, Los Angeles (United States)
— with the support of the Institut Français and FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, 
a program of the New England Foundation for the Art's National Dance Project, 
the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, et FACE Foundation

09 > 10 September 2016

PICA, Portland (États-Unis)
— with the support of the Institut Français et de FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, 
a program of the New England Foundation for the Art's National Dance Project, 
the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, et FACE Foundation

04 > 05 February 2016

Dansens Hus, Stockholm (Sweden)

10 January 2015

DeSingel, Anvers (Belgium)

09 > 11 October 2014

Kampnagel, Hambourg (Germany)