CHRISTIAN RIZZO (FR) - © Marc Coudrais

© Marc Coudrais

FRI 15 SEP / 9:30PM

RIVOLI Grand Auditorium

10,00EUR • 12yrs+ 


Le Syndrome Ian

National Premiére

CHRISTIAN RIZZO (FR) - © Marc Coudrais

© Marc Coudrais

“Le Syndrome Ian” is the last part of the trilogy Christian Rizzo built around several types of dances. 
In “Based on a True Story”, which was presented at Teatro Rivoli, in September 2015, Rizzo addressed community dances, where the group was the leitmotiv for the action. In “Ad Noctum”, he explored dancing in pairs, the symbiosis between two bodies, with a pair of dancers on stage. “Le Syndrome Ian” brings this trilogy to an end, this time focusing on the so-called “evening dances”. The also director of the famous Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, in France, now makes use of his personal history to come up with a choreographic plot that explores the fundamentals of that dancing, which takes over the dance floors of nightclubs all over the world every night. The starting point is the year 1979, when England is taken by the intriguing sounds of a band from Manchester that would forever put the city on the map: Joy Division, and especially the lead singer Ian Curtis. A dark, yet poetic melody, adjusted to the rhythm of the bodies takes over the dance floors of the time. Curtis’s haunting (possibly haunted) voice echoes in nightclubs, in a perfect combination of post-punk movement and the most frantic dance rhythms. One country, one society, one figurehead of world music and a personal history putting all these ingredients together: “Le Syndrome Ian” gathers on stage nine dancers who vibrate frantically from start to finish under different timings, with a kind of contamination that only dance floors are able to witness on a daily basis.

Christian Rizzo was born in 1965, in Cannes, France. He took his first steps as an artist in Toulouse, where he formed a rock band and designed a line of clothing, before starting studying Visual Arts in Nice. In 1996, he created “L’Association Fragile” and presented dance performances, while making the new commissioned projects in the field of fashion and visual arts known. From 2007 to 2012, he was artist in residence at Lille’s Opera. Christian Rizzo is currently one of the most prominent names of French performing arts, and he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, a commendation given by the French Government. He is the current director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. 
Coreography, Set Design, Costumes and Lightning Christian Rizzo
Performers Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Julie Guibert, Hanna Hedman, Filipe Lourenço, Maya Masse, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vania Vaneau
Light Design Caty Olive
Musical Creation Pénélope Michel e Nicolas Devos (Cercueil / Puce Moment)
Artistic Support Sophie Laly
Costumes by Laurence Alquier
Technical Direction Thierry Cabrera
Régie générale Marc Coudrais
Stage Direction Jean-Christophe Minart
Production ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée / Direção Christian Rizzo
Coproduction Opéra de Lille, Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, National Taichung Theater (Taiwan), Biennale de la danse de
Lyon 2016, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, le lieu unique - Nantes, TU - Nantes, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève (Suíça)

Aprox. duration 55 mins