Pause: Michele Rizzo
1–3 October 21
1–3 October 21
Doors open: 7:30 pm
Start: 8 pm
Tickets (sold out)
In October 2021, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Julia Stoschek Collection collaboratively present a commissioned performance by Michele Rizzo (born in 1984, based in Amsterdam). The choreographer and multidisciplinary artist investigates rave culture and the significance of the moments and spaces in which it becomes palpable. Departing from the ecstatic attitude of his HIGHER xtn. (2019) performance, the trajectory of the artist’s research transitions in the liminal space of REACHING, through a slow-paced choreography, with 14 performers, a sound score by composer Billy Bultheel (born in 1987, based in Berlin and Brussels) and light design by Theresa Baumgartner (born in 1990, based in Berlin).
Rizzo assesses and embraces multiple layers intrinsic to a journey of unison and transcendence, which comes into existence between and among moving bodies. REACHING unfolds the space hidden within and around the predominantly addressed emotions of ecstasy, euphoria, and acceleration by unveiling allusions to desire and the secret will of each individual, to evolve into an introspective yet rousing choreography of friction and coalescence.
Choreographer / Artist: Michele Rizzo
Curator: Léon Kruijswijk
Composer: Billy Bultheel
Light Design: Theresa Baumgartner
Dramaturgical advise: Juan Pablo Cámara
Stylist: Leendert Sonnevelt
Performers: Aaron Ratajczyk, Anna Rose, Arad Inbar, Carolina de Vega, Daniel Schabert, Dionisis Argyropoulos-Ioannou, Djibril Sall, Ewa Dziarnowska, Maria Metsalu, Matilde Bassetti, Max Göran, Milena Weber, Reza Mirabi, Snorre Hansen
The Pause series is envisioned as a platform to punctuate the program by presenting singular artworks for a short period of time in order to bridge relationships between the past, present and future.