Florentina Holzinger


Thu 14.11., 20.00 Uhr
Small Talk after the Performance

Fri 15.11., 19.00 h

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm - Saal

approx. 120 Minutes

In her explosive and physically intense pieces, Florentina Holzinger addresses references from the history of performance and dance as well as other disciplines such as kickboxing, acrobatics, striptease and yoga. And thus it’s no surprise when the choreographer describes her new piece, TANZ, as a “sylphidic reverie in stunts”. She brings together dancers from different generations and contexts and asks: what does it mean to place yourself in a heritage that is based on a concept of beauty, which exaggerates and functionalizes the female body? What at first is disguised as a ballet class led by Beatrice Schönherr, who was the first primaballerina to dance Sacre du printemps naked, develops into a rigorous study of the industrial production of a gaze and disciplining the female body. Points of reference are stunt shows, pornography and romantic ballets from the 19th century with their sylphs, winged forest fairies, who represent the concept of weightlessness.



No admission under 18 years.

Please notice that blood is on display at this performance and in some scenes self-injurious acts are shown that could have a disturbing effect on some viewers.  


Concept, performance, choreography: Florentina Holzinger

Performance by and with: Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Lucifire, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Suzn Pasyon, Laura Stokes, Veronica Thompson, Lydia Darling

Video design, Live camera: Josefin Arnell

Sound design, Live sound: Stefan Schneider

Light design, Technical director: Anne Meeussen

Stage design: Nikola Knezevic

Stage assistant: Camilla Smolders

Technical assistant: Koen Vanneste

Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij, Sara Ostertag

Coaching: Ghani Minne, Dave Tusk

Music coach: Almut Lustig

Outside eye: Michele Rizzo, Fernando Belfiore

Theory, research: Anna Leon

Costume advisor, tailor: Mael Blau


Prosthetic, mask: Students of Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen, Theaterakademie August Everding (Munich), Marianne Meinl

Stunt support: Haeger Stunt & Wireworks

Stunt instructors: Stunt Cloud GmbH (Leo Plank, Phong Giang, Sandra Barger)

Management: Something Great (Berlin) & DANSCO (Amsterdam)

International distribution: Something Great (Berlin)

Executive production: Laura Andreß

Financial administration: Julia Haas/SMART (Vienna)

A coproduction by: Spirit and Tanzquartier Wien, Spring Festival (Utrecht), Theatre Rotterdam, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Arsenic (Lausanne), Münchner Kammerspiele, Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Sophiensaele (Berlin), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf)

Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Fondation LUMA (Arles) and De Châtel Award (NL)

Thanks to: CAMPO Gent, ImPulsTanz, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries, Mochi Catering (Vienna), Andres Stirn

Funded by: Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and Performing Arts Fund NL


Photos: Josefin Arnell