Antony Rizzi

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Antony Rizzi in front of the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, 2012

Antony Rizzi (* 1965 in Dedham , Massachusetts ) is an American ballet dancer and choreographer . He produces dance pieces, pieces with spoken text, films and exhibitions.


Rizzi studied from 1980 to 1985 at the Boston School of Ballet with Bruce Wells, Virginia Williams, Viollette Verdy and Richard Dickenson and danced for the Boston Ballet . Since then he has worked as a dancer, choreographer, actor, visual artist, radio DJ, filmmaker and model. In 1985 Rizzi was engaged at the Frankfurt Ballet, where he mainly worked with William Forsythe as the main dancer and assistant. He has also choreographed for the Boston Ballet, the Scapino Ballet, Rotterdam ( Nothing Original ), the Ballet Frankfurt ( My Ant Farm and Geek at the end of the table ) and the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich ( Just Die / For a body of work ) .

Rizzi has worked as an actor for Jan Fabre ( Da un altra facio del tempo and Glowing Icons) . For Jan Lauwers he has in DeadDogsDontDance the role of James Joyce played and opera "LIFE" by Ryuichi Sakamoto choreographed. He taught his own and William Forsythe's techniques in workshops and training seminars at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts , The Place in London, Lund University in Sweden and Tokyo.

In February 2000, his play Snowman Sinking was premiered in the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm . Since 2006 he has mainly been working on his own work for his Antony Rizzi's Moving Production , which is produced by Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. In 2011 his performance She Was Just Somewhere Else was shown in Mousonturm . In 2012 Rizzi created his autobiographical piece Drugs Kept Me Alive for the cultural program of the European Capital of Culture 2012 in Maribor , Slovenia . The solo piece was performed again by Rizzi in March 2013 in the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.

Rizzi lives and works in Frankfurt am Main .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival. Retrieved July 4, 2019 .
  2. ^ Page Not Found :: Cal Performances. Retrieved July 4, 2019 .
  3. Dance and Theater - Goethe Institute. Retrieved July 4, 2019 .
  4. ↑ About life in a soap bubble in FAZ of March 21, 2013, page 40