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Florentina Holzinger

Dance, 2023|24 Season Dance, 2023|24 Season

Florentina Holzinger


Recommended for 16-year-olds and over

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Grande Halle

starting from €10

duration: 2h10

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Following its triumph on European scenes, the acrobatic ballet of Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger is finally arriving in France. Carried by an all-women casting, TANZ questions the brutality of choreographic heritage.

With TANZ, Florentina Holzinger continues her reflection on the history of ballet, started in 2017 with Apollon, a feminist reinterpretation of George Balanchine’s Apollon musagète. This time around, it’s the romantic ballet La Sylphide (Filippo Taglioni, 1832) that serves as a starting point for a virulent reconsideration of archetypes and traditions. On stage, twelve women between 20 and 80 years old, stemming from different choreographic cultures, are led by Beatrice Cordua: the first ballerina to dance The Rite of Spring naked, in 1972. Here, she gives an “action ballet class” taking her partners into a dizzying acrobatic performance that takes after both supernatural ritual and pop parody. Muscled bodies and fight scenes unfold in front of a camera whose live broadcasting allow for changes of focus. A critic of the industry of the gaze and a show that questions the cult of beauty.

This performance is not recommended for people under 16 year old.

Several scenes may offend the sensibilities of certain people in the audience (physical violence, nudity, blood).

If you feel uncomfortable, do not hesitate to leave the hall. Our team can help and walk you to a dedicated space.

Practical information

Du 14 au 16 décembre 2023

Jeudi & vendredi 20h

Samedi 19h

Estimated duration 2h10

Some scenes may offend the sensibilities of the public

Getting here

Porte de Pantin

Porte de Pantin

75, 151 : Porte de Pantin

Show in English with French surtitles


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Production credits

Production SPIRIT

Coproduction Tanzquartier Wien, Vienne ; Spring Festival, Utrecht, Theatre [4|8] Rotterdam ; Mousonturm, Frankfurt ; Arsenic, Lausanne ; Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich ; Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow ; Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles ; deSingel, Anvers ; Sophiensaele, Berlin ; Frascati Productions, Amsterdam ; Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münich ; Asphalt Festival, Düsseldorf

With the support of O Espaço do Tempo, Fondation LUMA Arles et De Châtel Award

Thanks to CAMPO Gand, ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, Eva Beresin, Stefanie Leitner, Tanz-Archiv MUK Wien, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mochi Catering Vienna, Andres Stirn The company is supported by Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Performing Arts Fund NL et Norma fonds NL With avec le soutien de Republic Austria Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Section IV – Arts and Culture

Concept, performance, choreography Florentina Holzinger Performance by and with Josefin Arnell, Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Luz de Luna Duran, Lucifire, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Suzn Pasyon, Laura Stokes, Stefanie Wieser, Veronica Thompson, Lydia Darling, Florentina Holzinger Video creation & live Josefin Arnell Sound creation Live sound [3|8] Stefan Schneider Lighting design, technical direction Anne Meeussen assisted by Koen Vanneste, Stephan Werner Set design Nikola Knezevic assisted by Camilla Smolders Dramaturgy Renée Copraij, Sara Ostertag Coaching Ghani Minne, Dave Tusk Musical coaching Almut Lustig External view Michele Rizzo, Fernando Belfiore Research Anna Leon Costumes Mael Blau Prosthetics, masks Wigs students Make-up, special effects for stage and screen, Theaterakademie August Everding (Munich), Marianne Meinl Stunt consultant Haeger Stunt & Wireworks Stunt instructors Stunt Cloud GmbH (Leo Plank, Phong Giang, Sandra Barger) International distribution Katharina Wallisch & Giulia Messia - neon lobster


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With Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse

from May 23rd to June 6th 2024

Grande Halle

starting from €20

duration: 1h30

Premiere Original work Metro line 5 Tramway line 3b

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