Christian Rizzo


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EXHIBITION Christian Lacroix Fashion Stories
MUSIC Autechre vs Ringelschwandtner Pro Radii.
ARTY John Giorno Interview - Performance
CINEMA Julie Gayet Self-portrait
FASHION WEEK Menswear Spring / Summer 2010
FASHION CLOSE UP Christian Lacroix Interview - The world of the cross
FASHION WEEK Bernhard Willhelm Spring/Summer 2012
FASHION WEEK Prêt à Porter Spring/Summer 2012 Paris
ARTY Jan Fabre Interview-META-PHYSIQUE-

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.
Irène Filiberti

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

mon amour
creation 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.
creation 2007

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.
creation 2006

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.
creation 2005

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.
creation 2004

numero 13
performance - Fondation Cartier / soirees nomades "odorama" - 2003

.../... (b) (improvisation)
creation 2003

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.
creation 2002

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... ?
creation 2001

100% polyester, objet dansant n°... a definir
creation 1999

hello dolly
performance - LAB n°7 ginjal - Lisbonne - 1999

performance object for a glass space - vitrines du studio " Ville de Paris " - 1997

y, la
solo - 1997 


Catherine Meneret, Christian Rizzo


Christian Rizzo - Fragile Society


Christian Rizzo - Interview


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