in the shade of a vast detail, out of storm.

Christian Rizzo
Creation 2025 for 9 performers

Premiere — September 2025, Biennale de la danse de Lyon

A sudden detail unfolds amidst unnoticed mundane gestures and habits. Perhaps the simplest everyday details are the very space or place which connect to the invisible? 

Start by conjuring up a very simple, very ordinary image: a scene from everyday life, someone cleaning down a surface, perhaps. The person is totally engrossed in their chore. Movement is suspended, concentrated, applied. Like a choreographic work in which action is self-sufficient. Like the quivering of fiction on the run. In the wake of previous works, Christian Rizzo opens the stage to the powers of abstraction, while maintaining the theatrical spectrum. Here, the reality of dance is revealed through the beat and interstice of the two dimensions. Veiling and unveiling, staging and permanent reframing, lends mobility to the space, making it a character in its own right. Alongside deeply organic dance steps, situations appear and disappear with the trajectories of three curtains. A group of dancers forms, divides and recomposes under the watchful eye of a labile structure. Repetition escapes multiplication: hidden somewhere within absences and gaps, a peaceful place emerges. Detail, delight, and a search for solitude and serenity.

Distribution et mentions

Choreography, scenography, costumes: Christian Rizzo | Dance: distribution in progress | Light design: Caty Olive | Original music: Pénélope Michel et Nicolas Devos (Cercueil / Puce Moment) | Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly | Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli | Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi | Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz 

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

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

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Coproduction (research in progress): Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2025, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Théâtre Auditorium Poitiers Scène nationale, Espaces Pluriels – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et Création – Danse – Pau, TANDEM Scène nationale, Théâtre de Nîmes, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national, art et création, danse contemporaine, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitaine 


Picture ©Christian Rizzo