NEW CITY PASSAGE: FLORENTINA HOLZINGER
Florentina Holzinger

  • Thu 08/23

The classical ballerina is a symbol of perfection. She doesn’t perform as
a mirror of reality, she performs to show us the most radical form of beauty:
harmony, balance, perfect rhythm. A body without compromise, defying all inadequacies,
everything coincidental and uncontrollable. A body that endures pain and
has learned to accept it in training drills.  According to Florentina Holzinger
this is an attractive and abhorrent process at the same time. Holzinger is a
dancer and choreographer and currently one of today’s the most sought-after
young performers. In her work, she deliberately plays with pushing the boundaries
between high culture and entertainment, and questions contemporary images of
the body, sometimes using graphic vulgarity. In Lenneke Vos, she has found the
perfect partner for her work in the City Passage. For years Vos was a dancer
in an international ballet ensemble until an injury forced her to start over and
begin a career as a dentist. Together Holzinger and Vos create the polar opposite
to radical beauty in the wild chaos of the old Passage. Surrounded by rubbish,
the smell of decay and traces of past lives, the two dancers attempt the futile
but stirring work of perfection.

  • Concept, Choreography Florentina Holzinger
  • Sound Stefan Schneider
  • Design Nikola Knecinevic
  • Performance Lenneke Vos
  • Assistant Mara Kirchberg