THU 8 — SAT 10 JUNE
- 120 minutes (no interval)
- Patrons 16-18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
- See session details for content warnings
“Feminism has, of course, always been an exercise in science fiction”
— Laurie Penny
Austrian choreographer and performance artist Florentina Holzinger’s latest, wildest work about the body-as-spectacle, and its disciplining.
A ballet class under the direction of Beatrice Cordua, the first ballerina to dance La Sacre du printemps naked (John Nuemeirer’s La Sacre, 1972) provides the framework. From there, the quest for perfection gets stripped down, pulleyed up from the scalp, haunted by witches, hoisted onto flying motorcycles and strung out, abattoir-style.
Since its premier in Vienna, TANZ has stirred walkouts and fainting, along with its accolades and rapturous applause. It’s part gross-out comedy, part shock-horror show, part ghost story, part superhuman dance work. It glides by wearing the carcass of the most graceful of artforms, and asks: how can the cult of beauty inherent in this tradition be reconciled?
FLORENTINA HOLZINGER : POST-SHOW TALK
Join Florentina Holzinger in conversation with dancer choreographer Amrita Hepi as they discuss the ideas behind Holzinger's work.
Friday 9 June, 15 minutes after the show
Creator, Performer, Choreography | Florentina Holzinger
Performers | Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Lucifire, Lydia Darling/ Luz de Luna Duran, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Suzn Pasyon, Laura Stokes, Veronica Thompson and Josefin Arnell
Video Design, Live Videography | Josefin Arnell and Jessyca R. Hauser
Sound Design, Sound Technician | Stefan Schneider
Lighting Design, Technical Director | Anne Meeussen
Technical Assistant | Koen Vanneste
Stage Design | Nikola Knezevic
Stage Assistant | Camilla Smolders
Dramaturgy | Renée Copraij and Sara Ostertag
Outside Eye | Michele Rizzo and Fernando Belfiore
Music Coach | Almut Lustig
Coaching | Ghani Minne and Dave Tusk
Stunt Support | Haeger Stunt and Wireworks
Stunt Instructors | Stunt Cloud GmbH (Leo Plank, Phong Giang and Sandra Barger)
Theory and Research | Anna Leon
Costume Advisor, Tailor | Mael Blau
Prothetics and Mask Design | Students of Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen - Theaterakademie August Everding Munich and Marianne Meinl
Production | Spirit
Co-Produced by | Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna - AT), Spring Festival (Utrecht - NL), Theatre Rotterdam (Rotterdam - NL), Mousonturm (Frankfurt - DE), Arsenic (Lausanne - CH), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich - DE), Take Me Somewhere Festival (Glasgow - UK), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE) deSingel (Antwerp - BE), Sophiensaele (Berlin - DE), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam -NL), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Muenster - DE), asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf - DE)
Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna - AT), Spring Festival (Utrecht - NL), Theatre Rotterdam (Rotterdam - NL), Mousonturm (Frankfurt - DE), Arsenic (Lausanne - CH), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich - DE), Take Me Somewhere (Glasgow - UK), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE) deSingel (Antwerp - BE), Sophiensaele (Berlin - DE), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam -NL), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Muenster - DE), asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf - DE) Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo (PT), Fondation LUMA (FR) and De Châtel Award (NL). 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). With the support of the Republic Austria Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Section IV – Arts and Culture.