ri’zilyent: an urban ballet

ri’zilyent: an urban ballet is about our bodies as nature in an urban life; our emotions as movement in an intellectual world; our deepest fears and most extreme joy expressed through dance. ‘RIZ’ is a prayer of hope for our threatened planet.
Martha Carter’s freestyle inspired choreography is intensified by a visceral atmosphere of interactive visuals by renowned video artist Jamie Griffiths and by live sound design by composer-performer Jacob Cino and electro-acoustic master François Houle.

Premiered at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts March 29-31, 2007

"There are many reasons for hope, and my hope is based on four factors: The human brain, The determination of young people, the indomitable human spirit, and the resilience of nature. Let us try to replace impatience and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love."
- Jane Goodall

Thanks to Ian Forsythe and The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Barb Clausen and new works, Carter Chev-Olds, Ingrid Beattie, Leslie Carter, Rob Kitsos, Drahomir Opatril, John Ferrie, Marnie Carter, Deux Mille Foundation, Dance Week Zagreb, Skola Ane Maletic.

Photo credit: Chris Randle