The body is one big spectacle - welcome to a bloody and brutal discipline. 



120 minutes

9 Nov


10 Nov


A rigorous ballet masterclass under the direction of Beatrice Cordua - the first ballerina to dance 'Le Sacre de Printemps' in the nude (John Neumeier's 'Le Sacre', 1972) - provides the framework for 'TANZ', Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger's distinctive performance now on our main stage.

Embedded in a Suspiria-like atmosphere, we witness the destruction of the female archetypes, motifs from ballet, comedy and pornography are part of the common rituals that the dancers - women between the ages of twenty and eighty - use to master their bodies. Sometimes it gets really uncomfortable - for who determines the ideal of beauty in dance and at the same time the limits of what the human body can withstand?

Choreographer Florentina Holzinger is known for her powerful physical performances.

Please note that a number of scenes contain very explicit nudity, intense self-pain and blood. This may be disturbing to some viewers. Strobe light effects are used and smoking on stage.

Florentina Holzinger | TANZ
Photo: Apollonia Theresa Bitzan

Florentina Holzinger

Florentina was born in 1986 in Austria. She studied choreography at SNDO Amsterdam. After graduating in May 2011, Florentina Holzinger presented the solo Silk and received the Prix Jardin d'Europe at Impulstanz. Joint works with Vincent Riebeek such as Kein Applaus für Scheiße (2011), Spirit (2012) and Wellness (2013) attracted international attention. Their work is shown at numerous festivals and production companies at home and abroad.

As part of The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E* festival, Florentina Holzinger presented Performance Recovery (2017), a collaboration with Frascati Producties. In the same year, she also presented her work Apollon for the first time.


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