Tony Rizzi

Ballet for Dancers

25.02.2024, 11:00–12:30
26.02. – 01.03.2024, 10:00–11:30
02.03. + 03.03.2024, 11:00–12:30

Training for Dancers


From 1985 – 2003, Antony Rizzi, an Italian American from Boston, was soloist and artistic advisor to William Forsythe at the Frankfurt Ballet.
He has taught classical ballet and improvisation since 1987, first for the Boston Ballet and since then for the Wuppertal Tanztheater, Münchner Ballett, La Scala Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and the Frankfurt Ballet, amongst others.
Since 1984 he has been creating his own pieces for the Royal Ballet, the Boston Ballet, the Frankfurt Ballet und the Scapino Ballet as well as for his own company Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits

Class Description

The Joy Of Movement Ballet Class
In his ballet class we will be concerned with the principles of space description and movement recognition – principles that Tony learnt over the course of many years working on improvisation with William Forsythe. The course is body-based and will impart professional tricks to help us make our lines longer and clearer. We’ll work with speed – a way of working that Tony learnt while training in the Balanchine method. As the title of the class suggests, he seeks to convey the joy of movement, to include the entire body and to help students engage with ballet simply as dance.

Foto @ Michael Paternack