"As usual, Christian Rizzo knows how to pay homage to the personality of the dancer" – Emmanuelle Bouchez, Telerama
en son lieu originated outside the black box, in a cooperation with break dancer Nicolas Fayol. He and Christian Rizzo met in 2016, when the choreographer got fascinated by the way in which Fayol stretches hip-hop dance. Together they decided to immerse themselves in a living, non-urban environment. Contrary to urban settings where hip-hop is strongly defined by its context, a poetic source can be released free from usefulness or virtuosity.
The porous dance Rizzo and Fayol eventually took back to the stage was fed by the movements of the landscape. This sober portrait – with only a few flowers, a rock and a light sculpture on the set – initiates a dialogue between inside and outside, experience and memory.
Christian Rizzo is the director of the ICI (Institut Choréographique International). His creations such as à côté, d'après nature en une maison – the latter was to be seen at NEXT 2019 – already originated in the relationship with a concrete environment, en son lieu marks his return to the solo form.
Introduction - 18.11 - 18:30
Meet the team who will explain more about the show at 18:30.