Interview: Antony Rizzi

Antony RizziAntony Rizzi is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and artist. He received classical training in 1980-1985 at the Boston Ballet before heading for Europe. For the next twenty years he was a soloist, assistant choreographer, and ballet teacher at William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. Antony has been teaching improvisation workshops for many years, which are based both on William Forsythe’s and his own technique.

In this interview, recorded during his rehearsal for a performance at the “tanz hoch zwei” festival, organized by Tanzfabrik in Berlin, Antony talks about his most recent piece, Every Body Tells a Story. He shares his thoughts on storytelling and dance, breaking rules as a necessary component in the development of dance, the main difference between the dance world in the US and in Europe, and what it is like to work with William Forsythe and Sylvie Guillem.

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One Response to “Interview: Antony Rizzi”

  1. julakim
    February 16th, 2009 05:07


    I made another interview with him during the imPULStanz 2008. You can listen to it here
    and its about materials, space and audiences.

    Since I am an architect I tried to focus more on space and it was good to see how dancers have a complete different feeling on space (while architects are more the planning ones …).

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