Created by Christian Rizzo, this performance is a reflection of the polymorphous artist himself, who is at the same time choreographer, artist, stylist and founder of a rock band. He invites the public on a voyage through all sections of the Opera, with presentations on the theme of the Double. Since 100% polyester, his now-cult installation (presented at the Opera in 2007) composed of two suspended and moving dresses, or the body of Soit le puits était profond… (presented at the Opera in 2006) transformed into mutant creatures, the double is one of the obsession motifs of his creations. For this occasion he gathers a few of his faithful friends and his loves, all united around the figure, the person and the incarnation… An evening in three acts: First act: your choice! Between the solo of I-Fang Lin choreographed by Christian Rizzo, or Catherine Baÿ and her Snow White multiplied to infinity, or the monologue of Didier Galas with his (H)arlequin, famous valet of western theatre and his fabricated stories. Seats are limited in each space, so please subscribe early for the performance of your choice. Second act for all, with And Then by Eszter Salamon. A Hungarian living in Berlin, her choreographies go beyond simple dance in each of her creations. For this performance, she has studied several of her homonyms throughout the world, and thus enters into the story of eight people who have nothing in common and whose existence is of no concern to the others: “Is it not strange and perhaps troubling to thus penetrate into the life of another person by the simple accident of running into the proof?” Written as a documentary, the witnesses follow each other onto the screen and on the stage, which contracts and unfolds into several luminous spaces. Two guest musicians conclude each of the two evenings: the pianist Sylvain Chauveau and his discrete electronic touch (Friday 6), and Christian Fennesz, guitarist and one of the big names of the electronic techno scene of the 1990s (Saturday 7). Christian Rizzo has been a permanent guest of the Opera since 2007. He has also been guest artist-professor for the entire 2008-2009 season at the Fresnoy, the National Studio of Contemporary Art in Tourcoing, which is collaborating with the Opera for this special event. The video installations of Oh Eun Lee, Maïder Fortune, Gregg Smith and Takako Yabuki, which can be visited during the intermissions, also deal with the theme of incarnation and disincarnation, of identity and transposition.
FIRST PART Choice of performance (specify when making reservation):
I-FANG LIN / CHRISTIAN RIZZO Presentation by Christian Rizzo, interpreted by I-Fang Lin Production the Association Fragile Co-production the SACD and the Festival of Avignon under the framework of the programme “le sujet à vif 2008”, L’apostrophe, Scène Nationale de Cergy Pontoise and the Val d’Oise and the French Institute / Alliance française of New York within the framework of “Crossing the Line 2008”.
SNOW WHITE by Catherine Baÿ Performance by 12 dancers
(H)ARLEQUIN by Didier Galas Actor Didier Galas Artistic contributors Laurent Poitrenaux, Jean-Charles Di Zazzo, Erhard Stiefel, Eric Gaulupeau, Virginie and Jean-Jacques Weil. Production Ensemble Lidonnes
AND THEN Idea by Eszter Salamon Interpretation Aude Lachaise, Eszter Salamon, Bojana Cvejic Drama by Eszter Salamon and Bojana Cvejic Camera and editing Minze Tummescheit Lighting design Sylvie Garot Sound design Peter Connelly, Peter Lenaerts Music Peter Lenaerts / ‘aisikl
Co-production Les Subsistances-Lyon / TanzQuartier, Vienna / KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, Brussels / Centre national de la danse, Pantin / Choreographisches Zentrum - Pact Zollverein, Essen / Festival d’Automne à Paris / Les spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou.
Performance in English and Hungarian with overhead subtitles in French.
CONCERT Sylvain Chauveau (Friday 6 November) Christian Fennesz (Saturday 7 November)
EXHIBITION OF VIDEO INSTALLATIONS A Room by Oh Eun Lee Totem by Maïder Fortune Should we never meet again by Gregg Smith Japan: a faraway country by Takako Yabuki In partnership with Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Art.
PREMIÈRE PARTIE, spectacle au choix :
19h ou 20h : Danse (Foyer de la danse)
SOLO I-FANG LIN / CHRISTIAN RIZZO
chorégraphié par Christian Rizzo, interprété par I-Fang Lin
durée : 30min
20h : Danse / Performance (Grand Foyer)
BLANCHE-NEIGE de Catherine Baÿ
20h : Théâtre (Studio)
(H)ARLEQUIN de Didier Galas
durée : 1h10
21h30 : Danse / Théâtre (Grande Salle)
AND THEN d’Eszter Salamon
durée : 1h20
22h50 : Concert (Foyer)
Sylvain Chauveau (vendredi 6 novembre)
Christian Fennesz (samedi 7 novembre)
durée : 1h
A ROOM de Oh Eun Lee
TOTEM de Maïder Fortuné
SHOULD WE NEVER MEET AGAIN de Gregg Smith
JAPON : UN PAYS LOINTAIN de Takako Yabuki
Un bar et une petite restauration sont disponibles dans la Rotonde de 19h à 23h30
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 12 September 2009 at 9 a.m.
With the sponsorship of Les Inrockuptibles.