Photos by Caty Olive
CHRISTIAN RIZZO L'ASSOCIATION FRAGILE /
CATY OLIVE ( FRANCE)
100% Polyester (Objet Dansant A Définir N°36) (dur: 15 min - UK Premiere)
Sat 15 October, 6pm, 6.30pm & 7pm
Sun 16 October, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm
Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells
Prior to Paris Opera Ballet
Limited capacity, advance booking advised.
Part of Dance Umbrella 2005 - France Moves
Christian Rizzo's initial concept for 100% Polyester (Objet dansant à définir n°36) came from the wish to present a performance where the physical body is missing. Siamese-twin dresses, attached at the wrists, are suspended above a path of small electric fans. As the electronic music rises, the dresses begin to gently float, at first almost imperceptibly, and then in an ethereal waltz around the performance space.
With lighting designed by Caty Olive that hypnotically plays between illumination and shadow, 100% Polyester is a intriguing duet for air and fabric.
‘A thrilling duo indeed.’