|Photo by Michel Cavalca|
The Lyon Opera Ballet performs Christian Rizzo's ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from May 7—9. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles, videos, and original blog pieces related to the show. For those of you who've already seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.
On the Blog
Christian Rizzo’s Quiet Daring (BAM Blog)
“ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang is a continuation of my work on obsessions,” says Rizzo.
Christian Rizzo on Love, Doubt, and David Bowie (BAM Blog)
What does it mean, as Rimbaud asked, to be “truly modern?” Rizzo ponders this and more.
Red Shoes: from Louis XIV to Christian Rizzo
A look at red shoes in history, art, and pop culture, inspired by ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang.
Around the Web
A Surreal Dream, Dark and Deeply Melancholy (The New York Times)
"Their precision was virtuosic." A review of ni fleurs, ni ford-mustang.
An Artist’s New York Moment (The New York Times)
Yorgos Loukos of Lyon Opera Ballet on Christian Rizzo: "He has a very specific and personal concept of the space, and how it works."
DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas (FrenchCulture.org)
Lyon Opera Ballet appears as part of this festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy from May 1—18.
A Choreographic Cross-Pollination (The New York Times)
A preview of the citywide DANSE festival.
Interview: “Christian Rizzo in Conversation with John Jasperse” (MovementResearch.org)
The two choreographers discuss the formal vs the conceptual, dances as diary entries, and much more.
Now your turn...
So what's your verdict? Once you've seen the show, tell us what you thought about the performance, the costumes, or anything else that might be on your mind in the comments below.