Antonin Rioche | Korzo & Nederlands Dans Theater
Sat 16 Mar 20:30
16 Mar

The talented French choreographer and theatre maker Antonin Rioche exposes the sore spots of life with piercing and personal work. He likes to combine and open up new horizons within art disciplines.

"Antonin Rioche volgde met Glitter, waarvoor hij een sterk kwartet koos dat zich al dansend, sprekend en zingend uitte over de zucht naar roem. De in Berlijn wonende singer songwriter Finn Ronsdorf ontpopte zich gaandeweg als echte ster."

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Glitter is a choreographed composition about love, fame and recognition. It lures us into our childhood in which everything is still possible, and dreams have not yet vanished. A melancholic glimpse into lost moments propels the work forward. “The real paradises are the paradise we lost” said Proust. With a hint of humour, the cast of performers embodies intimate memories of dreams that have long been behind us. In Glitter, stardom beckons and puts it in sharp contract with reality. Flirting with tragic burlesque, they take us to what we all recognize: the illusion of greatness that enchants us all. 

Antonin Rioche (1994, Angers) has always been a creator, storyteller and, above all, lover of contemporary movement. Despite his lack of classical training, he decided to pursue his advanced training at Ballet Junior de Genève after high school. The dance school laid a strong foundation and prepared him to dance with companies such as Olivier Dubois Company. Here he worked on several European tours with Sasha Waltz, Ryan Djojokarso, Theo Clinkard, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Michael Keegan-Dolan, among others.  

For Antonin, movement is the basis for creating, but not necessarily the starting point. His self-written texts often underpin his works from which a poetic interpretation of the body emerges. In dialogue with his inner world, his ideas find themselves somewhere between virtuosity and experimentation and, moreover, his creative process flows through various mediums. For example, Antonin's 2017 first solo Oh boy! was filmed and won awards for Best International Film (Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival) and Best Dance Film (Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual) in 2019.  

As Korzo Theater's resident choreographer, Antonin made The Others, Finally a Sign of Life and Here We Live and Now (2018 and 2019). In 2021, Antonin's first full-length performance Glitter premiered at the CaDance Festival at the invitation of Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater.   


Choreografie & concept Antonin Rioche
Assistant Rosanne Briens
Performers o.a. Ève-Marie Dalcourt, Toon Lobach, Grace Lyell
Componist en songwriter Finn Ronsdorf
Set-design Antonin Rioche
Light design Loes Schakenbos
Stylist Jan-Jan Van Essche
Sound design Jorg Schellekens
Co-producent Nederlands Dans Theater