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  • (c) Marc Coudrais

  • (c) Marc Coudrais

Le syndrome ian — Christian Rizzo / ICI – CCN Montpellier


  • 20.00 Concertzaal
  • 21.15 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Gloria Carlier


Disco and punk come together in this energetic opening performance

London, late 1970s: the heyday of joyfully swinging glitter-disco. But brooding in the wings a darker music culture is about to break through. Joy Division singer Ian Curtis makes poetic, sombre music, to which the dancing is electric, angular and jerky. How could disco, post-punk and new wave bloom simultaneously? Can they come together in one body? In his exciting group work Le syndrome ian, Christian Rizzo looks for an answer to these questions on a – very appropriate - golden dance floor.

Program and performers


Christian Rizzo: choreography, scenography, costumes & light objects
Miguel Garcia Llorens, Pep Garrigues, Kerem Gelebek, Julie Guibert, Hanna Hedman, Filipe Lourenço, Maya Masse, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, Vania Vaneau & NN: dance
Caty Olive: lighting design
Pénélope Michel & Nicolas Devos (Cercueil/Puce Moment): music
Sophie Laly: artistic assistance
Laurence Alquier: costumes
Thierry Cabrera: technical direction
Marc Coudrais: stage manager
Jean-Christophe Minart: assistant stage manager
Anne Fontanesi & Anne Bautz: production & distribution

production: ICI – Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée (director: Christian Rizzo)
coproduction: Opéra de Lille, Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), National Taichung Theater (Taiwan), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, le lieu unique – scène nationale de Nantes, TU – Nantes, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève (Switzerland)

Le syndrome ian won the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2015