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A sylphid reverie in stunts | | as part of the TT20 Nachspiele

In 2020, TANZ was one of the ten theater productions selected by the Berliner Festspiele's Theatertreffen. Now TANZ is one of the two selected productions from 2020 that will be presented by Berliner Festspiele's Theatertreffen as part of the "TT20 Nachspiele". The festival took place in 2020 purely digitally as a special edition due to the pandemic. Statement by the Theatertreffen jury

Florentina Holzinger: TANZ
Florentina Holzinger: TANZ © Eva Würdinger

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. With a crew of dancers, between the ages of 20 and 79, Holzinger transfers motifs from classical ballet into an Italian horror film plot à la Suspiria: They create parodies of sensational images that transform the rough into the sublime in search of perfection.

Florentina Holzinger’s TANZ is a response to images and fantasies handed down through the centuries by classical ballet. Among other sources, the dancer, performer and choreographer draws on La Sylphide by Filippo Taglioni. In her version, however, the sylphs (spirits of the air) don’t glide over the ground in pointed shoes: They circle the stage on motorbikes stark naked or fly through the air on brooms – and they smoke, too!

TANZ inserts motifs from romantic ballets like Swan Lake or Giselle into a plot based on Dario Argento’s Suspiria: a ballet class that takes an ominous turn for the worse. Ever since her programmatic work Kein Applaus für Scheiße (No Applause for Shit), which she developed with Vincent Riebeek in 2011, Holzinger has been known for a blood-curdling use of bodies. Her performances carry the chutzpah of Viennese Actionism, but even more than that, they celebrate subversive stage formats that see the body as a spectacle and an instrument of power: sideshows, stunts, martial arts.

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KONZEPT, PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAFIE Florentina Holzinger PERFORMANCE Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Lucifire, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Suzn Pasyon, Laura Stokes, Veronica Thompson, Lydia Darling VIDEODESIGN, LIVECAMERA Josefin Arnell SOUNDDESIGN, LIVESOUND 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 MUSICCOACH Almut Lustig OUTSIDE EYE Michele Rizzo, Fernando Belfiore THEORY, RESEARCH Anna Leon COSTUME ADVISER, TAILOR Mael Blau SUPPORT STUNTS 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) PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Laura Andreß FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Julia Haas/SMART (Wien)

A production by Florentina Holzinger in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE (realized with funds from the Theaterpreis des Bundes), Spirit and Tanzquartier Wien, Spring Festival, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Arsenic, Münchner Kammerspiele, Take Me Somewhere Festival, deSingel, Beursschouwburg, Frascati Productions, asphalt Festival and Theater im Pumpenhaus. Funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Performing Arts Fund NL and Norma fonds NL. Supported by O Espaço do Tempo, Fondation LUMA, De Châtel Award and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Section IV – Arts and Culture. With thanks to CAMPO, ImPulsTanz, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries, Mochi Catering and Andres Stirn. The performances from December 11 to 13, 2021 will take place as part of the Theatertreffen's "TT20 Nachspiele". The Theatertreffen of the Berliner Festspiele is sponsored by the Federal Cultural Foundation. Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Media partner: 3sat.
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