Christian Rizzo / ICI—CCN MONTPELLIER (France)

Christian Rizzo / ICI—CCN MONTPELLIER: d’après une histoire vraie

"The joy of being alive, of being together momentarily, and the visceral excitement of dancing.” - Le Monde

"Explosive and Expressive.” – Official London Theater

Presented as part of the Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

To the sound of energizing tribal rock music by two percussionists on stage, internationally acclaimed choreographer Christian Rizzo extols the masculine in a ritual that combines contemporary dance with abstracted elements of folk dances. Eight male dancers execute powerful choreography inspired by traditional forms and a variety of all-male partnering, building into a raw explosion of pleasure that is absolutely irresistible. Rizzo's latest full-evening work is largely inspired by Turkish folk dances he saw in Istanbul in 2004. Christian Rizzo was recently appointed head of the prestigious Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier–Languedoc-Roussillon succeeding famed choreographer Mathilde Monnier.


Made possible by FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.




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THU 9/15
8:30 pm
$25 $20$12
FRI 9/16
8:30 pm
$25 $20$12
SAT 9/17
8:30 pm
$30 $24$18
SUN 9/18
7:00 pm
$30 $24$18

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff