Christian Rizzo | l’association fragile
b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.Oct 7-Oct 10, 2010
$25 Merrill Wright Mainstage
A modernist cabinet of curiosities becomes the grounds for a new work created by l’enfant terrible Christian Rizzo and inspired by famed European dancer Julie Guibert. Rizzo manipulates the sleek stage as Guibert performs stylized gestures that explore the harnessed energy of a dancer and the 16th century sculpture, The Nymph of Fontainebleau. Featuring lighting designer Caty Olive and original music by Gerome Nox.
Choreographer, fashion designer, rock musician and visual artist are just a few of the titles for non-danse leader Rizzo. Since his debut at OtB in 2006, Rizzo has been commissioned by several of France’s premiere ballets and recently began a new career in opera. Julie Guibert has performed with prestigious companies such as the Lyon Opera Ballet and been the muse to choreographers such as William Forsythe and Russell Maliphant.
This project is funded in part by FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the French American Cultural Exchange and the Florence Gould Foundation.