• Michele Rizzo / GRIP
      DEPOSITION

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  • DEPOSITION is a term borrowed from physics, referring to the process of turning volatile material into solid matter. In this solo performance, artist and interpreter Michele Rizzo, draws inspiration from this specific process of transformation to present to the audience a possible reverse transcendence. Going from the virtual to the deeply humane and back. The work aims to catalyse a process of crystallisation, in which the different components of the performance are drawn to both converge towards each other and align. Thus landing in an environment in which the material and the ephemeral co-exist. The host, actor and guardian of this space and experience is the gaze, the immaterial extension of the body, projected from the doors of imagination onto the world, able to touch upon spaces afar. Starting from trance-like minimal movement, Michele proposes a dance between the acts of evading, grasping and directing his own gaze and that of the spectator.

    DEPOSITION is the third chapter in a trilogy, initiated by the works HIGHER and SPACEWALK. Like in the first and second chapter, image and sound are key elements in the performance. This time around light and set design is made in collaboration with Lukas Heistinger. A new and intriguing musical score is composed by Billy Bultheel.

    Michele Rizzo (1984, Italy) graduated in 2011 at the School for new Dance Development in Amsterdam (SNDO), where he is a guest teacher now in choreography and movement research, and in 2015 at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam in the Dirty Art Department Master program for visual arts.
    Michele’s research operates at the crossover between performance and visual art, and produces performances with high visual impact, that merge sculpture, dance and theatre elements.

    GRIP is a choreographic platform led by choreographer Jan Martens and business manager Klaartje Oerlemans. GRIP produces and supports the work of choreographer Jan Martens, as well as Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Steven Michel and Michele Rizzo. GRIP is based in Antwerp and Rotterdam and is supported by the Flemish Government.


    concept and choreography Michele Rizzo | lighting design Lukas Heistinger | set design Lukas Heistinger, Michele Rizzo | music Billy Bultheel (inspired by O. Messiaen Le Banquet Céleste) | dramaturgical advice Antonia Steffens | advice Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Renée Copraij | costume Avoidstreet & Teuntje Kranenborg | editing and 3d animation Elizaveta Federmesser | production GRIP & DANSCO | co-production Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk, BE), Julidans (Amsterdam, NL), Centrale Fies (Dro, IT), FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts (Milan, IT) | supported by CAMPO (Ghent, BE) | with financial support of The Flemish Government

  • Prices
  • Regular: €16
  • CJP / Student: €11
  • Location
  • Benedenzaal (downstairs)
  • Duration
  • 60 minutes

  • Language
  • No problem

  • 3 x GRIP for €30
  • Want to see more work by GRIP artists? Then buy a 3 x GRIP discount ticket and also visit the performances of Jan Martens and Bára Sigfúsdóttir.