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Featured: Christian Rizzo/Association Fragile (Paris, France)

Featured: Christian Rizzo/Association Fragile (Paris, France)

Christian Rizzo

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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 d’Arson 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 Filiberti)

 

Performances, Projects, Exhibitions

  • i-fang lin / christian rizzo
  • Festival d’Avignon/sujet a vif – creation 2008
  • comment dire « ici » ? french – taiwanese creation for « dance forum company » – 2008
  • mon amour creation 2008
  • fantomes et vanites a fragmented self-portrait by christian rizzo – Cinematheque de la Danse – 2007
  • toutes sortes de deserts a proposal from christian rizzo for Via Katlehong Dance in a programme with Robyn Orlin entitled « Imbizo e Manzini » – 2007
  • opera(tion)-remix carte blanche to christian rizzo for the Happy day opening of the 2007-2008 season of the Opera de Lille – 2007
  • b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. creation 2007
  • exhibition for the 20th anniversary of the fashion house of christian lacroix staged by david dubois and christian rizzo Villa Noailles / 22nd festival international de mode et de photographie – 2007
  • love, letters and vanities residency / exhibition / performance – Taipei Artist Village – Taiwan – 2006
  • jusqu’a la derniere minute on a espere que certains n’iraient pas. creation 2006
  • comme crane, comme culte. sujet a vif – creation 2005
  • soit le puits etait profond, soit ils tombaient tres lentement, car ils eurent le temps de regarder tout autour. creation 2005
  • in (out) formal a proposal from christian rizzo for rafael alvarez – 2005
  • le cas du sac exhibition in collaboration with Maison HermesMusee de la Mode et du Textile (Fashion and Textiles Museum) – 2005
  • ni fleurs, ni ford mustang a proposal from christian rizzo for The Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon – 2004
  • autant vouloir le bleu du ciel et m’en aller sur un ane. creation 2004
  • numero 13 performance – Fondation Cartier / soirees nomades “odorama” – 2003
  • …/… (b) (improvisation) creation 2003
  • avant un mois je serai revenu et nous irons ensemble en matinee, tu sais, voir la comedie ou je t’ai promis de te conduire. creation 2002
  • skull*cult a proposal from christian rizzo with and for rachid ouramdane festival d’Avignon / Sujet a Vif – 2002
  • si affinites performance – FIAC – 2002
  • un mensonge (deux nuits d’ete) performance for a garden – festival entre cour et jardins – 2001
  • et pourquoi pas : « bodymakers », « falbalas », « bazaar », etc, etc… ? creation 2001
  • 100polyester, objet dansant n°… a definir creation 1999
  • hello dolly performance – LAB n°7 ginjal – Lisbonne – 1999
  • projet-type(s) performance object for a glass space – vitrines du studio « Ville de Paris » – 1997
  • y, la solo – 1997

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-y1fbaaxhg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxR-tom-nUc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFSKhAAfPiE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9TvoteHRVY

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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