Performances 2022

Performances 2022

Florentina Holzinger (DE/NL/AT)
TANZ. Eine sylphidische Träumerei in Stunts

© Eva Würdinger

Oh, the beauty of romantic ballet! For instance La Sylphide, with its floating pointe dancers and the evil witch Madge. ‘Floating’ and ‘witch’ are keywords for Florentina Holzinger: very special sylphs move about in her tremendously successful piece TANZ from 2019, which was voted Production of the Year by Theater heute magazine and won the Austrian theatre award Nestroy for Best Direction. Pointe shoes feature in TANZ as well, and there is some floating, but Holzinger’s dancers and performers enjoy themselves doing stunt acts and ballet exercises at the barre as well as riding broomsticks. Because Madge has multiplied in this piece. Look forward to tricks and acrobatics, plus a grand appearance by 80+-year-old dancer Beatrice Cordua. The former star principal with John Neumeier feels truly liberated thanks to Florentina Holzinger. TANZ equals wit, lots of surprises, a motorcycle in the air, splatter, pop and danced madness. You can watch it several times and still be blown away by it.

The performance is not suitable for an audience younger than 18 years. In some scenes self-harming acts are portrayed, which could have a disturbing effect on some viewers. Please note that stroboscopic effects are used in this performance.

Duration: 120 Min
31.7.2022, 21:00
2.8.2022, 21:00
3.8.2022, 19:00
© Eva Würdinger
© Nada Žgank / City of Women
© Nada Žgank / City of Women
© Nada Žgank / City of Women
© Eva Würdinger
© Eva Würdinger
© Eva Würdinger
Video Editing: Maximilian Pramatarov


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: Josefin Arnell
Live camera: Josefin Arnell, Jessyca R. Hauser
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 and research: Anna Leon
Costume advisor/tailor: Mael Blau
Prosthetic and 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 - DE) & DANSCO (Amsterdam - NL)
International distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Production: Spirit
Executive Production: Laura Andreß
Financial administration: Julia Haas/SMART (Vienna - AT)

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)
Supported byO Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Fondation LUMA (Arles) und De Châtel Award (NL).

Thanks to CAMPO Gent, ImPulsTanz, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Funded by the Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (AT), the Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur, the Performing Arts Fund (NL) und Norma Fonds (NL)