About Christian Rizzo — d’après une histoire vraie

Christian Rizzo is a French choreographer, set designer, director and visual artist. This Autumn he presents the UK premiere of d'apres une histoire vraie (Based on a true story). Though Rizzo is known for his thoughtful, introspective approach to choreography, d'apres une histoire vraie breaks away from his established canon, stripping back his usually detailed set in favour of an explosive, expressive choreography for eight male dancers.

Rizzo takes inspiration from his memories of a folk dance performance at a festival in Istanbul in 2004. Rizzo stowed this away in his memory, and has created this piece using the feelings evoked by the masculine, Turkish folklore dancing. Channeling these emotions into d'apres une histoire vraie, Rizzo explores dance as it relates to communities, and how movement ties individuals together.

Initially concentrating on minimal, ritualistic movements, his cast of dancers are propelled by two drummers, whose rapid-fire percussion lead the audience towards a neo-traditional rock rave

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Sadler's Wells

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Where is Christian Rizzo — d’après une histoire vraie?

Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
  • Nearest Bus stop: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
  • Parking: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
  • Nearest Tube: Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

  • Nearest Station: King's Cross St Pancras


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible