Cristina Kristal Rizzo, dance maker
Edoardo Olmi, poet

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Cristina Kristal Rizzo converses with Edoardo Olmi

Art is something that serves no concrete purpose except for triggering a short circuit between pleasure and the black holes’ discovery. Ogni scaraffone é bello a mamma soja. Chi ha avuto ha avuto chi ha dato ha dato scurdàmmoce ’o ppassato. When one inhales the acrid aroma of the poppy, they sneeze and the tip of their nose gets covered with black specks. The dog rose has a different scent than any other rose, less soft, with something vigorous inside. The algae have reappeared. The most exciting thing is “not-doing-it. if you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting.” Is there an unpretentious pleasure that lacks nothing, that is always already satisfied
Cristina Kristal Rizzo, dance maker

If one triggers a short circuit between pleasure and the discovery of black holes, they do something concrete, but when they do something concrete, that’s not art. It’s what once would have been called punk and for which today a new term must be found. The past does not exist. So doesn’t the poppy nor the dog rose. Ceci n'est pas un coquelicot. The most exciting thing about doing something is precisely not doing it. Especially falling in love with someone. The only unpretentious pleasure, which lacks nothing, already always satisfied is the infinite, because it does not exist. Like poppies and dog roses. Already always satisfied. The algae have never disappeared, like the dodos and neo melodic songwriters.
Edoardo Olmi, poet
Quotes freely taken from:
Flavio Favelli - ex
Annamaria Rizzo - mother
Derek Jarman - film maker
Andy Warhol - visual artist


Cristina Kristal Rizzo is a dancemaker, who has been active on the Italian contemporary dance scene since the early 90s. Based in Florence, she trained in New York at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and attended Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown’s studios. Returning to Italy she collaborated with various artistic realities including the Valdoca Theater, Roberto Castello, Stoa / Claudia Castellucci, Mk, Virgilio Sieni Danza, Santasangre. She is one of the founders of Kinkaleri, a company with which he has collaborated actively crossing the international contemporary choreographic scene and receiving numerous awards. Since 2008 she has embarked on an autonomous choreographic production path, directing her research towards a theoretical reflection with a strong dynamic impact aimed at regenerating the act of creation itself and at opening reflections on the present time. Currently one of the main Italian choreographic realities she has been hosted in the most important festivals of the new international scene. The circuitry of the shows is accompanied by an intense activity of conferences, workshops and experimental proposals. As guest choreographer she has created choreography for the main Italian opera and theater institutions, including: the Teatro Comunale di Firenze - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Balletto di Toscana Junior, Ater Balletto.
Edoardo Olmi is an Italian poet, born in Florence in 1984. He published Il porcospino in pegaso (Felici Editore, 2010; Ensemble, 2017). and R: exist-stance (Ensemble, 2017). It was included in the census of Italian poets between 20 and 40 years old made by His texts have appeared, among others, on the blogs of Words Social Forum, Scrittori precari, Imperfetta Ellisse. They have been translated into English for two international anthologies of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, as well as for the American magazine Solstice, and in Spanish by the Mexican poet Alberto Blanco. He is currently curator, together with Marco Incardona, of the Affluenti editorial series for Edizioni Ensemble.