Tue 05.05 - Wed 06.05

Florentina Holzinger

Tue 05.05
Wed 06.05
  • Tue 05.05
    20:00 - 21:30
  • Wed 06.05
    20:00 - 21:30

The female body as a ‘machine for special effects’

The ballet ‘Les Sylphides’ by Russian choreographer Mikhail Fokine premiered in 1909. Revolving solely around mood and dance, without any form of narrative, the performance was a groundbreaking piece of ballet. Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger – well known for her powerful physical performances – takes this classic ballet as her starting point.

Sylphides are mythological spirits, which, despite their human-like appearance, do not have a soul. The sylphides from Fokine’s ballet dance light as air on pointe shoes and are completely dressed in white, according to the rules of a ballet blanc. In her reinterpretation Holzinger continues her research around the concept of the female body as a ‘machine for special effects’. On this production she works with a team of professional stuntwomen, dancers and a live camerawoman. 

Note: this show contains nudity. 

“dans niet zozeer als expressie van absolute vrijheid, maar als een apparaat dat het lichaam verregaand controleert”

Charlotte De Somviele Etcetera 

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Tue 05 & Wed 06.05 - 20:00 Vooruit Theaterzaal
€16 / 14 / 12 / 8
language no problem
Podium / dance / performance / Belgian première


concept, performance, choreography Florentina Holzinger - performance by and with Renée Copraij, Trixie Cordua, Evelyn Frantti, Lucifire, Annina Lara, Maria Machaz, Maria Netti Nüganen, Suzn Payson, Laura Stokes, Veronica Thompson, Lydia Darling - video design, live camera Josefin Arnell - sound design, live sound Stefan Schneider - light design, technical director Anne Meeussen - stage design Nikola Knezevic - dramaturgy Renée Copraij, Sara Ostertag - Coaching Btissame Amadour, Ghani Minne, Dave Tusk - music coach Almut Lustig - 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  (Glasgow - UK), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE), deSingel (Antwerp - BE), Sophiensaele (Berlin - DE), Frascati Productions (Amsterdam - NL) and Theater im Pumpenhaus (Muenster – DE) - supported by O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo – PT) and Fondation LUMA (Arles - FR) - thanks to ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festiva, the students of Wigs, Make-up and Special Make-up Effects for Stage and Screen, Theaterakademie August Everdin Munich , Mochi Catering Vienna - funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, Performing Arts Fund NL

In copresentatie met CAMPO 


In copresentation with CAMPO 

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