HIGHER is a performance inspired and based on the experience of club dancing. This Dance, which is not easily ascribed to any formal category but is rather observed as a social phenomenon, is analysed in its being a form of prayer and catharsis, individual and collective; a language able to transcend the human, overcome its identity crises (political, religious, sexual) and maybe, as philosopher Julia kristeva would say, awake a new Renaissance.
In this work, with the support of the original music made by musician Lorenzo Senni, Rizzo attempts to transfer the magical essence of the club in the theatrical/representational context of the black box, celebrating dance as the practice that compensates for the fact that we can never be each other.
Concept and Choreography
JUAN PABLO CÀMARA, MAX GÖRAN, MICHELE RIZZO
FRASCATI PRODUCTIONS AMSTERDAM, ICKamsterdam
Light operator and Technique
Michele Rizzo (1984) started his dance education in Rome with Diana Damiani, then graduated in 2011 at the SNDO (School for new Dance Development, Amsterdam), where he is now a guest teacher in choreography and movement research. In 2015 he has greaduated at Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam, completing the Dirty Art Department master program.
Since 2012 he is supported by the International Choreographic Art Centre ICKamsterdam and from 2015 by the AFK Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst.