WHY WAIT / STILL WAITING
TONY RIZZI AND THE BAD HABITS

Sat. 13.11. | 7.30 p.m. - premiere
Sun. 14.11. | 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.  
Frankfurt LAB - Halle 1


Duration: 90 min

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. Then the COVID-pandemic thwarted their plans. Now the long-awaited piece finally celebrates its world premiere.  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.

Language: English
Director, Film, Music: Tony Rizzi
Performance: Tony Rizzi, Richard Oberscheven, Snežana Golubović, Irene Klein, Brian Reeder, Alan Barnes, Jone San Martin, Inma Rubio Tomas, 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.

Photos: Tony Rizzi