"une maison" by Christian Rizzo
Photo: Marc Domage

In this public discussion, Christian Rizzo offers insight into his work From a True Story (d’après une histoire vraie), and shares his experience as a choreographer, visual artist, musician, and fashion designer. Exploring the various aspects that inform his creative process, he looks at how “emptiness” can be a space that opens up imagination, and how individuals can let go of ego and disappear, both within the creative process and within the group experience between artists and audience. 

Date:
7 June 2019 (Friday)

Time:
3:00pm–5:30pm

Venue:
The Room, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Language:
Conducted in English with simultaneous Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation

Speaker:
Christian Rizzo

Moderator:
Karen Cheung

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

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Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning, or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force 3 hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Remarks:
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and speakers. All changes will be announced on the website. Overseas participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Enquiries:
Ms Akama Chin (852) 2200 0814,  pa1@wkcda.hk

About Christian Rizzo:

Photo: Mario Sinistaj

Born in 1965 in Cannes, Christian Rizzo is a choreographer, dancer, rock musician and fashion designer. After graduating with a degree in visual arts from the Villa Arson in Nice, he founded L’Association Fragile in 1996, and has since created more than 30 productions, including qui va là for the Opera de Lille, and comment dire “ici”? for Dance Forum Taipei. In 2015, he was appointed director of the ICI – CCN Montpellier (Institut Chorégraphique International – CCN Montpellier-Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée).

About Karen Cheung:

Karen Cheung is Head of Dance, Performing Arts at West Kowloon Cultural District. Between 2004 and 2011 she was Company Manager, Administrative Director and Producer of the theatre at the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. From 2011 to 2016, she was Director of the Guangdong Dance Festival. In 2015, she started the “Delta Moves” project to promote contemporary dance in the Pearl River Delta region. In 2017, Cheung was appointed Head of China Dance Development at City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in Hong Kong. She is also one of the key driving forces of HOTPOT – East Asia Dance Platform, a new festival network established between Seoul International Dance Festival (Korea), Yokohama Dance Collection (Japan) and City Contemporary Dance Festival (Hong Kong) in collaboration with ICEHOT – Nordic Dance Platform. Cheung was the Program Director of the annual Beijing Dance Festival (2012–2019) and the Programme Director of the first City Contemporary Dance Festival (2017).