TANZ

A sylphic reverie in stunts
Florentina Holzinger
Dance
Florentina
Holzinger

studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. After many well-received cooperations with Vincent Riebeek (Kein Applaus für Scheiße and Schönheitsabend, among others) and several solo projects, she worked on a trilogy about body discipline, with which she is still on tour: Recovery, Apollon and, most recently, TANZ.

Dangerous stunts, spectacular circus acts, splatter scenes or extreme martial arts – Florentina Holzinger’s work can be situated at the intersection of high culture and so-called entertainment culture, while it can also be read as a continuous feminist manifesto. TANZ, which premiered at TQW in 2019, was the only Austrian production to be invited to Berliner Theatertreffen in 2020 and was also awarded the Nestroy for best director. Holzinger’s Étude for an Emergency. Composition for Ten Bodies and a Car was shown at Münchner Kammerspiele in 2020. As of 2021/22, Florentina Holzinger will be part of René Pollesch’s artistic team at Volksbühne Berlin.

 
Sun27. 
Jun
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Florentina Holzinger

Artist Talk

Educational

Following the third and last performance of TANZ, choreographer Florentina Holzinger and her co-performers will shine some light...

Florentina Holzinger
Fri25./
19.30
Jun
Sat26./
19.30
Jun
Sun27. 
18.00
Jun
TQW Halle G
 
     
  • Fri 25. Jun
  • Sat 26. Jun
  • Sun 27. Jun
€ 20/15/10

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1 hour 50 min, no intermission

No admission under 18 years

In some scenes self-harming acts are portrayed which could have a disturbing effect on some viewers.

As the final highlight of our season, the ‘production of the year 2020’ (Theater heute) will return to the venue where it first premiered. TANZ completes Florentina Holzinger’s trilogy about the body as a spectacle, and its disciplining. A ballet class under the direction of Beatrice Cordua, the first ballerina to dance Le sacre de printemps naked (John Neumeier’s Le Sacre, 1972), provides the framework for TANZ. The performers undergo rigorous training in “action ballet”, the so-called “sylphic studies”. In joint rituals, they learn to master their bodies and minds, and they acquire supernatural powers, such as flying. A quest for perfection in an ephemeral world, during which the gross is transformed into the sublime. In an operatic setting, brutal parodies of sensationalist images emerge, as seen in ballet, comedy and pornography. The gaze regime finds reflection in the character of a porn producer who documents the performance. With a cast of women between the ages of twenty and eighty, all of whom have different backgrounds in dance, TANZ raises the question of the legacy of dance. How can the cult of beauty inherent in this tradition be reconciled?

“Feminism, of course, has always been an exercise in science fiction.” — Laurie Penny

“In the end, radical entertainment is always the goal.” — Spike 

Credits

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 direction
Anne Meeussen
Stage design
Nikola Knezevic
Stage assistance
Camilla Smolders
Technical assistance
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
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 co-production by
Spirit and Tanzquartier Wien, Spring Festival (Utrecht), Theater 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), De Châtel Award (NL). Funded by the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs (Vienna), the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Performing Arts Fund NL and Norma Fonds NL. Thanks to CAMPO Ghent, ImPulsTanz, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
Florentina
Holzinger

studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. After many well-received cooperations with Vincent Riebeek (Kein Applaus für Scheiße and Schönheitsabend, among others) and several solo projects, she worked on a trilogy about body discipline, with which she is still on tour: Recovery, Apollon and, most recently, TANZ.

Dangerous stunts, spectacular circus acts, splatter scenes or extreme martial arts – Florentina Holzinger’s work can be situated at the intersection of high culture and so-called entertainment culture, while it can also be read as a continuous feminist manifesto. TANZ, which premiered at TQW in 2019, was the only Austrian production to be invited to Berliner Theatertreffen in 2020 and was also awarded the Nestroy for best director. Holzinger’s Étude for an Emergency. Composition for Ten Bodies and a Car was shown at Münchner Kammerspiele in 2020. As of 2021/22, Florentina Holzinger will be part of René Pollesch’s artistic team at Volksbühne Berlin.

 
Sun27. 
Jun
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

Florentina Holzinger

Artist Talk

Educational

Following the third and last performance of TANZ, choreographer Florentina Holzinger and her co-performers will shine some light...

 
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