HIGHER is a dance project inspired by and based on the experience of clubbing and club dancing. Approached from the perspective of choreographer and performance maker Michele Rizzo, this reflection on clubbing sees dancing in clubs as an experience that synthetizes two very diverse aspects of living, with it being in the first place an intimate and at the same time a collective one.
Michele Rizzo graduated in 2011 at the SNDO (School for new Dance Development, Amsterdam), where he is now a guest teacher in choreography and movement research. In 2015 he has greaduated at Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam, Dirty Art Department. His artistic practice touches various disciplines, including performance, dance and visual art. His work Higher has been widely shown through out Europe. In the past years he has been working with various artists, such us Vincent Riebeek, Gertjan Franciscus, Igor Dobricic, Juan Pablo Cámara, Lorenzo Senni, and collaborated with institutions like If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, ICK Amsterdam and Q21 Vienna. His upcoming work Spacewalk will be presented in the Amsterdam festival Something Raw, in March 2017.