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FLYING SOLO Oct 8, 2010

I made a conscious choice not to read anything before going to the opening night of Christian Rizzo. I wanted to see how the experience would be without references.

Of course the side affect of making such a choice is that you can’t know how it would have been had you made the other choice. If I had read the words of the artist would I be able to make deeper connections during the performance? What was the significance of the masked figure? Was that a rabbit mask? (The only association I had was Harvey from the Jimmy Stewart movie)

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Tell us what you think about b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. Oct 7, 2010

Christian is a dialogue starter (documented here) and we'd love to hear what you think.

If you saw the show, what did you think of the use of movement, sound, lights and sculpture? And how about that bunny mask?

Put your thoughts in the comments!

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Preview Roundup: Christian Rizzo Oct 7, 2010

Here's what's been published around the interwebs this morning about Christian Rizzo:

Daily Candy: "The much-lauded French choreographer/fashion designer/rock star Christian Rizzo kicks off the season with a sensual, thought-provoking performance."

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Things to do this weekend Oct 6, 2010

Here's a quick roundup of the activities that are happening this weekend around b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.:

FRIDAY
Q&A post-show
- Hear Christian speak about the performance and respond to any questions you may have. Check out this interview with Amy O'Neal to hear how charming he is.

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"French Iconoclast Christian Rizzo on Clubbing, Non-Dance, and Basketball Shoes" - The Stranger interviews Christian Rizzo Oct 6, 2010

"Christian Rizzo gives people fits. Last week, an argument erupted in a Seattle restaurant at the mere mention of his name. "Oh my God, he's the worst!" one of the arguers shouted, going on to describe Rizzo as the epitome of vapid, pretentious, navel-gazing performance art. Another argued that Rizzo's performance is a ritual, a type of secular sacrament, slow but transcendent. Two people nearby joined the conversation, and a fifth, who had been sitting at the bar, wandered over to participate. The performance they were fighting over happened four years ago."

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Note from NYC about Christian Rizzo's b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau. Oct 4, 2010

One of OtB's colleagues received this note from Tanya Marquardt, a Vancouver BC based dancer/choreographer, after she had just finished watching Christian Rizzo's b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.. in NYC. Read on for her comments about the performance.

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Culturebot reviews b.c,...: "Guibert moves like pretty much no one I’ve ever seen" Oct 1, 2010

Culturebot, the NYC-based online magazine covering all things contemporary art, reviews Christian Rizzo's b.c, janvier 1545. fontainebleau.:

"...it’s as twisted and fascinating piece of choreography as I’ve seen in a long time."

"...Guibert moves like pretty much no one I’ve ever seen. Her stage presence is stunning, and watching her do a full extension with her head on the floor is as fine a demonstration of what makes someone a truly accomplished dance artist as you could ask."

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"like watching the controlled explosion of a nuclear power plant" Oct 1, 2010

Christian Rizzo arrived in the US for his NYC performance at The Kitchen earlier this week and previews have been starting to appear on both coasts. Here's what we've seen so far:

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Introducing the Performance Prospectus Sep 30, 2010

Definition of PROSPECTUS
1: a preliminary printed statement that describes an enterprise (as a business or publication) and that is distributed to prospective buyers, investors, or participants
2: something (as a statement or situation) that forecasts the course or nature of something
-Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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Sketches by Christian Rizzo Sep 16, 2010

We've talked about Christian Rizzo's proclivity towards visual art and thought we'd share some of his sketches from 2007. Note the bunnyman figure...

 

Christian Rizzo sketch 1

Christian Rizzo sketch 2

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