11.23.2008 | Düsseldorf | tanzhaus nrw | 8:00 p.m.
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SNOWMAN SINKING

ANTONY RIZZI      Frankfurt     
         
“Every night, I empty my heart – and it’s full again the next morning.”   

A humorous-poetic game with the contradictions of disclosure and concealment. In a world determined by cinema and television. Figures and motifs from a long-forgotten childhood encounter the world of adulthood so characterised by neuroses. Antony Rizzi with the New York performance icon Penny Arcade (whose part was originally performed by Rizzi’s mother, Verna) and disc jockey Thorsten Jaksch. The one in a grotesque snowman’s costume, the other in the red garb of Santa Claus. They talk, they dance and watch classic Hollywood love movies. Again and again, Antony Rizzi removes the costume and dances with those powerfully-controlled movements with which he made himself a name as a long-time William Forsythe dancer.
“Snowman Siniking” is a light, cheerful and funny piece full of self-irony and absurd humor, suggestive images and playful movements. It brings text, film and dance together. As Antony Rizzi explained, “I like to use film in my work. It gives the audience a different perspective. How do we watch dance performances? How do we look at our bodies?” 
The one-hour piece was first performed at Mousonturm Frankfurt in 2000. It has since been performed in Linz, Berlin, Oslo, Montreal, Ottawa and Vienna. 

Dancer and choreographer Antony Rizzi was born in Massachusetts (USA) in 1965. He studied dance with the Boston Ballet from 1980 to 1984, and became a solo dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet in 1985. For the last 14 years, he has worked primarily with the William Forsythe Ballett Frankfurt as a choreographer, performer and even photographer. He has performed his works around the world. He has also worked as a choreographer in Boston as well as with the Royal Ballet in London. 

Penny Arcade (Susanna Ventura) lives and works in New York. The internationally renowned performer is known for her work as a writer as well as a performance, theater and video artist. She has become an icon of the American avant-garde and counterculture during her career, which spans over 40 years. 

Antony Rizzi
   Foto: © Katrin Schneider
Fest with Pina
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