As is his custom, Christian Rizzo refuses to content himself with reformulating his past successes. His curiosity, his appetite and temperament lead him ever onwards to new and unexpected adventures. Between a commission from the Lyon Opera Ballet in May 2009 and the staging of an opera at the Capitole in Toulouse in March 2010, he presents a new creation at the Lille Opera.
He proposes pieces in which all the elements participate in his atypical choreography: dancers, set designer, music, lighting, video, costumes – but he never applies the same recipe. With L’oubli, toucher du bois, he questions the presence of a body in a closed space, for which the rough materials of the walls are a mix of surfaces upon which to reflect light and sound. He entrusts the musical composition to Sylvain Chauveau, for whom the piano blends with discrete electronic flourishes.
Eight dancers attempt a dance of hope for one who has disappeared. The bodies, lost and desperate, dig through the negative space that surrounds them so that the absence (of which they are made) crystallises into vibrant energy: a work in three acts, to evoke the other in all its forms, with the hope of the calm to come, of rest. The path shared with Christian Rizzo continues, through his multifaceted creative universe.
Concept, choreography and costumes Christian Rizzo
Scenography Frédéric Casanova
Lights Caty Olive
Music Sylvain Chauveau
Artistic collaborator Sophie Laly
Christian Rizzo / the Association Fragile has been in residence at the Lille Opera since 2007. The Association Fragile benefits from the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Communication/DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais. It is also supported by CulturesFrance for its tours abroad.
FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY
Discussion with Christian Rizzo following the performance.
Start of single ticket sales Saturday 12 September 2009 at 9 a.m.
Production l’association fragile
Coproduction Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, MC2 de Grenoble, Festival de Marseille, Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Coproduction dans le cadre de leur accueil studio : CCN de Grenoble, CCN d’Orléans, CCN de Roubaix/Nord-Pas de Calais.
With the support of Académie Fratellini, Passerelle Scène Nationale de Saint-Brieuc
Thanks to : La Chaufferie / Compagnie DCA Philippe Decouflé, Centre National de la Danse de Pantin
With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.
The L’Oubli, toucher du bois performances are supported by Télérama.