Christian Rizzo's artistic career began in Toulouse, where he started a rock band and designed a line of clothing, after which he studied fine arts at the Villa d'Arson in Nice, then unexpectedly branched out into dance.
In the 90s he performed with a number of contemporary choreographers including Mathilde Monnier, Herve Robbe, Mark Tompkins and Georges Appaix, and sometimes created soundtracks and costumes for them as well.
He also worked with choreographers with a different artistic approach, such as Vera Mantero, Catherine Contour, Emmanuelle Huynh and Rachid Ouramdane.
In 1996 he founded l'Association Fragile and began presenting events, dancing objects, solos and group pieces, as well as various projects and commissioned work in fashion and the visual arts.
Since then, over thirty projects have born fruit, not counting his pedagogical activities. Christian Rizzo teaches on a regular basis in art schools in France and abroad, as well as in establishments devoted to contemporary dance.
The pojects for 2009 are : a piece for the ballet of the Opera de Lyon, "Ni cap ni grand canyon" which will be presented in june 2009 at the Tobbogan in Decines.
There will also be the beginning of the rehearsals for the 2010 new creation of l'Association Fragile "L'oubli, toucher du bois" and for three operas produced by the Capitole de Toulouse directed by christian and which will be performed in the TNT Toulouse also in 2010.
performances, projects, exhibitions
i-fang lin / christian rizzo
Festival d'Avignon/sujet a vif - creation 2008
comment dire " ici " ?
french - taiwanese creation for " dance forum company " - 2008
fantomes et vanites
a fragmented self-portrait by christian rizzo - Cinematheque de la Danse - 2007
toutes sortes de deserts
a proposal from christian rizzo for Via Katlehong Dance
in a programme with Robyn Orlin entitled " Imbizo e Manzini " - 2007
carte blanche to christian rizzo
for the Happy day opening of the 2007-2008 season of the Opera de Lille – 2007.
b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau.
exhibition for the 20th anniversary of the fashion house of christian lacroix
staged by david dubois and christian rizzo
Villa Noailles / 22nd festival international de mode et de photographie - 2007
love, letters and vanities
residency / exhibition / performance - Taipei Artist Village - Taiwan - 2006
jusqu'a la derniere minute on a espere que certains n'iraient pas.
comme crane, comme culte.
sujet a vif - creation 2005
soit le puits etait profond, soit ils tombaient tres lentement, car ils eurent le temps de regarder tout autour.
in (out) format
a proposal from christian rizzo for rafael alvarez – 2005
le cas du sac
exhibition in collaboration with Maison Hermes
Musee de la Mode et du Textile (Fashion and Textiles Museum) - 2005
ni fleurs, ni ford mustang
a proposal from christian rizzo for The Ballet de l'Opera de Lyon - 2004
autant vouloir le bleu du ciel et m'en aller sur un ane.
performance - Fondation Cartier / soirees nomades "odorama" - 2003
.../... (b) (improvisation)
avant un mois je serai revenu et nous irons ensemble en matinee, tu sais, voir la comedie ou je t'ai promis de te conduire.
a proposal from christian rizzo with and for rachid ouramdane
festival d'Avignon / Sujet a Vif – 2002
+ si affinites
performance - FIAC - 2002
un mensonge (deux nuits d'ete)
performance for a garden - festival entre cour et jardins - 2001
et pourquoi pas : " bodymakers ", " falbalas ", " bazaar ", etc, etc... ?
100% polyester, objet dansant n°... a definir
performance - LAB n°7 ginjal - Lisbonne - 1999
performance object for a glass space - vitrines du studio " Ville de Paris " - 1997
solo - 1997
Catherine Meneret, Christian Rizzo
Christian Rizzo - Fragile Society
Christian Rizzo - Interview
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