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Choreographer Florentina Holzinger brings the eponymous work by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri into the present in her new performance "A Divine Comedy. For her version, Holzinger combines the three parts, hell, purgatory and paradise, and, above all, sets them in motion.

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She brings together an all-female cast of performers of different ages and various physical, dance and musical disciplines to explore with them the human dimension of life and death. Together with her ensemble, which collectively spans seven decades, she travels throughout European dance history in search of connections between generations and the cultural moorings of death images and fantasies.

The ensemble dances dances of death and asks how that which cannot be imagined becomes representable. The performers' bodies become the setting for metaphysical and anatomical explorations. Dance tradition, music and literary history become the working material. Florentina Holzinger also poses the question of a possible spirituality in the 21st century.

Performance & Choreography: Foxxy Angel, Amanda Bailey, Linda Blomqvist, Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Paige A. Flash, Alba Gentili-Tedeschi, Noam Gorbat, Ria Higler, Florentina Holzinger, Susanne Jablonski, Steffi Laier, Annina Machaz, Courtney May Robertson, Audrey Merilus, Xana Novais, Maja Osojnik, Bärbel Schwarz, Anna Tierney, Linnéa Tullius, Miranda van Kuilenburg, Isabelle Volckaert


Attendance of the performance is recommended from a minimum age of 18 years. There is nudity and sexual acts in the play. Stroboscopic effects are used in this performance,
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