Christian Rizzo une maison
Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival
Living space has always fascinated Christian Rizzo. une maison (a house) is a hybrid theatre piece in which performers enter into a dialogue with a suspended, mobile lighting structure. With this work, choreographer and artist Christian Rizzo continues his compelling exploration of the inscription of bodies in space.
A monumental, mobile structure made of fluorescent lights hangs over the stage, and functions as the architecture, the scenography and the light source of this piece. It hovers above the performers, illuminating and sheltering them.
As the stage gradually becomes covered in earth, the house is a space where bodies circulate, murmur, resound. The company plays out encounters and conflicts, solitude and community.
Image description: Six people dressed in black stand on a white floor, against a black background. Five face away from us; two are in a loose embrace, a man wrapped around his partner’s back; one watches the others from the very back. Above their heads, there’s a tangle of glowing white fluorescent tubes. To the right, towards the back, there’s a very neat, conical heap of soil.
Co-presented by Sadler’s Wells and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
Header image © Marc Domage
There are houses that we happen upon, houses that we build, houses in which we host guests, and houses that we leave behind.