A fragmented self-portrait by Christian Rizzo
Edited by the Cinematheque de la Danse


The Cinematheque de la Danse has assembled an image database of the choreographer christian rizzo featuring the artist and his creative world, with videos of performances, images that have inspired him, and films shot by Rizzo and his colleagues that have never been shown before.
Christian Rizzo-s work explores different forms of presence and signs of absence, covering the dancers with extravagant costumes, transforming performers into rock stars singing incomprehensible songs, and creating pieces without bodies for dresses blown by fans.

Although Rizzo doesn-t use film in his pieces, they are nonetheless a powerful inspiration for his imagination. You can see traces of them on stage, and through them, the strong imprint of fashion and music on his work.

This kaleidoscope of punk clips, scenes from fantasy films, moments of dancing, portraits of performers at work, experimental films and fashion-related performances also includes previously unseen videos by Christian Rizzo and some of the other members of his constellation.


Programming

Nous ne sommes pas - Sophie Laly - 2007
Solo - choregraphie et interpretation : William Forsythe - Thomas Lovell Balogh - 1995
Extrait On essaye - Arnold Pasquier - 2005
Das Triadische Ballett - Oskar Schlemmer - realisateur inconnu - circa 1926
Extrait de Judex - Georges Franju - 1963
Photo op - Bill Morrison - 1992
Stadt in Flammen - Schmelzdahin - 1984
There is a Light that never goes out - clip de The Smiths realise par Derek Jarman - 1986
Septembre 06 (Taipei) - christian rizzo - 2006
Leigh Bowery - sequence de The Legend of Leigh Bowery - Charles Atlas - 2002
Klaus Nomi - sequence de The Nomi Song - Andrew Horn - 2005
The Bridegroom Stripped Bare (Alexander Mc Queen) - Nick Knight - 2002
Make-up-athon - Gareth Pugh - 2006
100Polyester, objet dansant n-a definir - christian rizzo et caty olive - 1999
Love letter 1 - christian rizzo - 2006
Puce Moment - Kenneth Anger - 1949
Extrait de Vincent - Tim Burton - 1982
O Fantasma - Jaoao Pedro Rodrigues - 2000
Et pourquoi pas : bodymakers , falbalas , bazaar , etc, etc- - JG Periot - 2001
Berlin - christian rizzo - 2007
Berlin Ballhaus - La Bourette - 2006
Fashion Films ou Advertisings - Erwin Blumenfeld - 1958 et 1964
Extrait de L-annee derniere a Marienbad - Alain Resnais - 1961
Third Reich-n Roll et one minute movies - clips des Residents - Graeme Whifler- 1976 et 1980


schedule of screenings

january 10, 2008
Centre National de la Danse Choregraphique - Angers - France

december 10, 2007
La Cinematheque de la Danse - Paris - France

september 29, 2007
Extraits dans le cadre du Happy Day opera(tion)-remix - Opera de Lille - France