Performances 2023

Performances 2023

Christian Rizzo / ICI—CCN Montpellier Occitanie (FR)

© Marc Domage

Looking into the distance is a well-known motif in art: see Caspar David Friedrich’s painting The Monk by the Sea, for example, or countless photos filled with longing on Instagram. The name Miramar, meaning “sea view”, for hotels, settlements or parts of towns, promises magnificent views all the way to a horizon behind which there could be wondrous myths and secrets or undiscovered places. The ten dancers of French choreographer, artist and fashion designer Christian Rizzo engage with this look. Like strangers, they step onto an empty beach, their dancing embodies their thoughts about a hidden, elusive object that is made up of the intertwining of its individual movements. In Rizzo’s miramar, the powerful music, the magical lighting and the intense dancing in a solo or in a group of ten give expression to the feelings that arise when you lose yourself while looking into the vast expanse. This could be the beginning of a story. But everything remains in limbo…

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 60 Min

This performance contains loud music.
Recommended from the age of 12.
21.7.2023, 21:00
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domag


Choreography, stage design, costume design: Christian Rizzo
Performed by: Dance Youness Aboulakoul, Nefeli Asteriou, Lauren Bolze, Lee Davern, Fanny Didelot, Nathan Freyermuth, Pep Garrigues, Harris Gkekas, Raoul Riva, Vania Vaneau, Anna Vanneau
Light design: Caty Olive
Original music: Gerome Nox
Artistic assistant: Sophie Laly
Costume design: Angèle Micaux
Engineering, robotics, motorization, and machinery construction: Thierry Kaltenrieder (light technology Ltd.)
Stagecraft: Thierry Cabrera
Technical direction: Bruno Capodagli
Production and touring director: Anne Fontanesi
Production and touring administrator: Anne Bautz
Production: ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier – Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo

Coproduction: Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Opéra de Lille, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Théâtre de Nîmes, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD – Dias da Dança (Portugal), La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie, Le Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées / GIE FONDOC, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique Wallonie Bruxelles, Le Bateau Feu Scène Nationale Dunkerque

With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels and in residence Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy

Special thanks to Ménagerie de Verre – Paris