Higher.xtn by Michele Rizzo


Practical information

Performance in English
Reservation required
8 €

Event overview

Inspired by observations on the historical connections between religious ritual and collective dance artist Michele Rizzo explores how specific forms of dance reinforce mental states and social formations. In the context of the exhibition “Sweat,” Rizzo Higher.xtn presents a performance—originally developed for the Stedelijk Museum in 2018—in which the artist employs the transformative power of rave culture and spaces as sites for negotiating intimacy and the public sphere. Synchronized by the repetitive rhythms of an electronic dance soundtrack specially created for the performance by musician Lorenzo Senni, the boundaries of the individual bodies become increasingly porous and trace a movement of communal becoming.

Michele Rizzo (1984* Italy) is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied in Amsterdam at the Sandberg Instituut and at SNDO (School for New Dance Development), where he is a visiting professor of choreography and movement studies.