Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.
Christian Rizzo’s artistic career began in Toulouse, where he started a rock band and designed a line of clothing, after which he studied fine arts at the Villa dArson in Nice, then unexpectedly branched out into dance. In the 90s he performed with a number of contemporary choreographers including Mathilde Monnier, Herve Robbe, Mark Tompkins and Georges Appaix, and sometimes created soundtracks and costumes for them as well. He also worked with choreographers with a different artistic approach, such as Vera Mantero, Catherine Contour, Emmanuelle Huynh and Rachid Ouramdane. In 1996 he founded L’association Fragile and began presenting events, dancing objects, solos and group pieces, as well as various projects and commissioned work in fashion and the visual arts. Since then, over thirty projects have born fruit, not counting his pedagogical activities. The pojects for 2009 are : a piece for the Ballet of the Opera de Lyon, “ni cap ni grang canyon” which will be presented in june 2009 at the Tobbogan in Decines. There will also be the beginning of the rehearsals for the 2010 new creation of L’association Fragile “l’oubli, toucher du bois” and for three operas produced by the Capitole de Toulouse directed by Christian and which will be performed in the TNT Toulouse also in 2010. – (from the artist’s website -By Irene Filiber)
In comme crâne, comme culte
Excerpt from a film by Jean Michel Hugo
In comme crâne, comme culte by Christian Rizzo, Jean-Baptiste’s identity is concealed beneath motorcycle leathers and helmet, an anonymity which allows the audience to become absorbed in a slowly evolving drama of pure movement. Part of Dance Umbrella 2008: Out There series – fascinating, genre-defying performances which challenge accepted notions of contemporary dance
avant un mois je serai revenu et nous irons ensemble en matinée, tu sais, voir la comédie où je t’ai promis de te conduire
«Avant un mois, Je serais revenu et nous irons ensemble en matinée, tu sais, voir la comédie où je t’ai promis de te conduire»
Conception : Christian Rizzo
Lumière : Cathy Olive
Musique : Gérôme Nox
Vidéo : Jean-Gabriel Périot et Charles Carcopino
Réalisation film :jean Gabriel Périot
Coproduction Le Quartz, scène nationale de Brest, Maison des Arts.