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STANTON TAYLOR on MICHELE RIZZO

Choreographer Michele Rizzo Reveals the Ecstasy and Unredeemed Power of the Nightclub
At Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, Rizzo’s performance ‘Higher.xtn’ unpicks the communal politics of the dance floor

4/4, a siren calls. We wait. Slow-steady, young ravers descend upon the lobby: from the left, then the right, then behind. Clad in second-hand sports brands, well-worn workwear and sundry leatherettes, they serve the leftovers of last night’s looks. Yet their movements are introverted, their gazes downcast. Once onstage, they shuffle about aimlessly as they sync up to Lorenzo Senni’s haunting synths. Casually self-absorbed, they seem oblivious to anyone but themselves. By the time the music shifts gears towards a slower beat, the dancers have settled into rows facing each other and move in perfect unison.

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Krassen Krastev, CLSTRS with Christopher Füllemann, Image: Johanne Morrison, 2019

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FLUFF with and by Emmilou Rößling, Uferstudios Berlin, Photos: Johanna Malm

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Mariko Mori, Série “Present” (détail), Times Square, New York, 1997

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Mariko Mori, Pearl for Oneness at Asia Society Hong Kong/New York

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Jimmy Robert with NIC Kay, Jimmy Robert, Quenton Stuckey, Imitation of Lives, 2018