Dance sakinan göze çöp batar
(an overprotected eye
always gets sand in it)
Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014
Christian Rizzo Bio
Conceived and choreographed by Christian Rizzo
Performed by Kerem Gelebek
Renowned choreographer Christian Rizzo investigates the notion of exile in this poetic solo work, first presented at the 2012 Festival d’Avignon.
For this solo, Rizzo inserts dancer and Turkish immigrant Kerem Gelebek into his sublime and enigmatic world. Unfolding through a series of fragments and haikus, the piece expands from an examination of exile into a stirring meditation on the complex relationship between choreographer and dancer.
Sakinan is presented as part of DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, New York City, May 1–18, 2014, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with additional support from Institut Français and Ville de Lille, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (S.A.C.D.)
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Christian Rizzo studied fine arts at the Villa d'Arson in Nice, where he began to branch out into dance. During the 1990s, he performed with a number of contemporary choreographers, and often created soundtracks and costumes for them as well. In 1996, he founded the company l'association fragile and began presenting events, dances, solos, and group pieces, while also commissioning work in fashion and the visual arts.
With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Institut Français & Ville de Lille, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (S.A.C.D.)
Supported in part by The American Turkish Society
FIAF Spring 2014 Season Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; New York State Council on the Arts; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a program of FACE; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; and Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.