Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits
Why Wait / Still Waiting
Frankfurt LAB [Schmidtstraße 12 (Gallus)]
- 13.11.2021, 7.30 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, World premiere
- 14.11.2021, 2 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30
- 14.11.2021, 6 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30
A performance about the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe? Why wait! – wondered Frankfurt dancer and choreographer Tony Rizzi. And so he, himself a long-time member of the company, brings together former companions from the early founding days and a dancer of the younger generation to reflect on the key impulses that contributed to the creation of the uniqueness, magic and myth of Forsythe and the company. Rizzi and his All Stars Ensemble interweave stage performance and videos from previous rehearsals and performances to create a “live documentation” that provides insight into the special, almost mysterious emergence of art, in which clarity and chaos, reality and fantasy, theories and ideas simply merge. And which contribute to making life as magical as those performances that the Frankfurt ballet audience once experienced.
Duration: 90 min
Mousonturm coproduction in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
The event will operate at full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated.
The event will operate not at full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated.
Admission is only possible with proof of negative Corona status (tested, vaccinated or recovered). In case of test detection, the negative result of a PCR test must be submitted and the test must not have been performed more than 48 hours ago. General rules of hygiene and physical distancing must be observed. The event will operate at not full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated. More information on Hygiene and Safety.
More information on Hygiene and Safety.
Cast & Credits
Director, Film, Music: Tony Rizzi
Performance: Tony Rizzi, Richard Oberscheven, Snežana Golubović, Irene Klein, Amancio Gonzalez, Alan Barnes, Jone San Martin, Yari Stilo, Tamas Moricz
A co-production of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet within the framework of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art.
An event of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main in the frame of Tanzfestivals Rhein-Main. Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Foundation Alliance [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Foundation , Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, dr. Marschner Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main].
Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits
Antony Rizzi worked for many years at the Frankfurt Ballet with William Forsythe as well as with the avant-garde theatre director Jan Fabre. He has been creating performances for 30 years, since the age of 23 with his first work at the Boston Ballet. Besides creating for his Bad Habits and dance companies like Bayerische Staatsballet, the Royal Ballet of London and Ballet Kiel, Rizzi also creates films and polaroid collages that have been presented in various art galleries and museums including Mori Museum in Tokyo and the Kunstverein and Fotoforum Frankfurt. Rizzi is currently working on his memoirs called “So Far So Good”.