Conceived as dances for different spaces, the cartographies of Echoes dialogue with the place that hosts them thanks to the bodies' ability to poetically come into contact with the anatomy of forms and the beauty of measurement. For Città 100 Scale Festival, the chosen venue is Museum Dinu Adamesteanu in natural light. The work involves five dancing bodies that seamlessly draw and recompose a score of movements in which it is the singularity of the body that emerges in intensity or the blissful plurality of a choral expression resting on the melancholic slows of R&B star Frank Ocean. What moves in this dance is precisely a collective consciousness that redefines the relationships between things: elsewhere, time, space, the finitude of bodies and the blind spot of an image. The composition includes a live streaming shot triggered live by the dancers themselves, an internal point of view that brings the gaze closer to the detail, revealing the potential capacity of the digital to deposit affective particles: anyone can see this virtual part of moving images through their phone during the live performance, in another place or at a later time. Echoes is like a room in which to lie down to watch and not watch a shared panorama of lightness and intimacy, a heartbeat that slows down in a very long loop and makes us feel that there are other levels of communication or language, the possibility of living beyond the fence of the useful.
Cristina Kristal Rizzo is a dance maker and artist based in Florence. Along with her artistic production she has developed an intense activity of conferences, workshops, theoretical writings and mentoring at some of the best European masters for choreography. Her interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that she has approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions. She has been active on stage as performer and creator since ’94. Cofounder of the collective Kinkaleri with which she shared the creation and planning of all the production since 2007, touring the international contemporary dance scene and receiving several awards. Since 2008 she undertook an autonomous career of production and experimental choreography, converging her body research towards a theoretical reflection with a strong dynamic impact and becoming one of the principal personalities of the Italian choreographic scene. Some of her latest creations: TOCCARE the white dance (Danza&Danza best contemporary choreography 2020), ULTRAS sleeping dances, VN Serenade, Prélude, ikea, BoleroEffect. She has created as guest choreographer for AterBalletto, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Balletto di Toscana, LAC Lugano and for Museum Institutions such as MACRO and PalaExpo Rome, MUSEION Bolzano, Museo del 900 Firenze, Museo Pecci Parato. She also developed the special project BALINESE DANCE PLATFORM for Santarcangelo Festival 14 and 15 and Live Arts Week 21 in collaboration with Xing. From 2019 she’s an active part in the Sup de Sub Campus project in the suburbs of Marseille and Paris based on artistic transmission to very young non-professionals. Her work is supported by TIR Danza and MiBAC (Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo italiano).