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Several naked performers are spread out on a large stage area, two cars and a grand piano hang from the ceiling, and between two colorful projection screens in the background a motorcycle is driving into the room.
© Katja Illner
Several naked performers are spread out on a large stage area, two cars and a grand piano hang from the ceiling, and between two colorful projection screens in the background a motorcycle is driving into the room.
© Katja Illner

Florentina Holzinger

A Divine Comedy

This feminist hell ride combines dance with hurdling, hypnosis with porn and action painting with moving porta-potties to create a show of superlatives.

Tickets:

44 / 36 / 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)

Info

Trigger warning: strobe light, blood, dead animals (rats)

Past dates

Friday

8/26/22

8:30 PM

k6

120 Min.

Saturday

8/27/22

8:30 PM

k6

120 Min.

Sunday

8/28/22

8:30 PM

k6

120 Min.

This year Florentina Holzinger, now in-house choreographer at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, challenges the audience of the International Summer Festival for the sixth time with her ever-growing subversive spectacles. After giving Balanchine's ballet »Apollon Musagette« a new coat of paint in 2018, she now brings a radical interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy to the stage. A DIVINE COMEDY tells the story from the perspective of Beatrice, portrayed by the eponymous Beatrice »Trixie« Cordua - the first ballerina to dance Le Sacre du printemps nude in John Neumeier's 1972 Hamburg version, and who has already danced in Holzinger's TANZ (2020) at the Summer Festival. Her reflection on the life and death of a dancer in the 21st century is the beginning of a journey through the inferno and paradise of the present. 23 performers transform the stage into a transcendent battle of material, where literary history and visual art merge as much as dance, athletics and slapstick do. A visually stunning feminist celebration of the female body.

Very present in the foreground is a dancer with a naked upper body, who bends far backwards, on the right the part of a car, further back other performers, also (partly) naked in different positions.
© Katja Illner
Eight naked performers stand separately in a large stage space in different poses, several have a kind of skeleton strapped on like a rucksack. Two projection screens in the background bathe everything in reddish light.
© Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
Several naked performers douse themselves with colourful paint, in the foreground half lying down, in the background two more standing, there is an originally white surface that is now adorned with red, yellow, blue and green coloured areas.
© Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
In a factory-like stage space with a white floor, four naked performers run over hurdles towards the audience, the two in the middle are jumping.
© Nicole Marianna Wytyczak
In the predominantly black stage space, there is again a lot going on: cars hanging from the ceiling in the background, two long staircases to the sides, a large number of naked performers spread out on the stage, working on short tree trunks with chainsa
© Katja Illner
In the predominantly black stage space, partially dismembered pieces of wood can be seen in the foreground, in the background several dynamically moving naked performers and two projections with the words: rip open your stomach.
© Nicole Marianna Wytyczak

TRAILER: A Divine Comedy

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Concept & Direction: Florentina Holzinger Performance & Choreography Foxxy Angel, Amanda Bailey, Linda Blomqvist, Renée Copraij, Beatrice Cordua, Paige A. Flash, Alba Gentili-Tedeschi, Noam Gorbat, Ria Higler, Florentina Holzinger, Susanne Jablonski, Steffi Laier, Annina Machaz, Courtney May Robertson, Audrey Merilus, Xana Novais, Maja Osojnik, Maartje Pasman, Bärbel Schwarz, Anna Tierney, Linnéa Tullius, Miranda van Kuilenburg, Isabelle Volckaert Composition & Sound Design: Maja Osojnik, Stefan Schneider Set Design: Nikola Knežević Dramaturgy: Renée Copraij, Sara Ostertag, Sara Abbasi (Ruhrtriennale) Real Choreography: Ty Boomershine Lighting Design: Anne Meeussen, Max Kraußmüller Video Design: Noam Gorbat Technical Management: Anne Meeussen, Stephan Werner Stage Technician, Hoist Operator: Dörte Wilfroth Set Design Assistence: Camilla Smolders, Nicole Marianna Wytyczak Music Coach: Almut Lustig Stunt Coordination: Stunt – Factory, Leo Plank (Haeger Stunt & Wireworks) Hurdles Training: Valerie Kleiser, Ulrike Kleinschmidt Taxidermy Coach: Lydia Mäder Wood Sports Coach: Josef Laier (in Cooperation with Eurojack Holzsport Verein) Outside Eye: Fernando Belfiore Production Assistance: Lisa Birkenbach (Kassel) Research: Thomas Macho, Johann F. Spittler, Julian Heigel, Cora Schmechel, Theresa Lachner, Wolfram Proksch, Harald Retschitzegger, Charles Sassen, Branko Popadic, Elisabeth Vlasaty, Manuele Gragnolati, Julia Hartley, Mariama Diagne, Andrea Amort, Katharina Illnar Management, International Distribution: Something Great Production Management: Ricardo Frayha

COMMISSIONED BY Ruhrtriennale

PRODUCTION Something Great, Berlin, Spirit, Ruhrtriennale and Staatstheater Kassel

COPRODUCTION Tanzquartier Wien, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, deSingel, Antwerp, Theater Freiburg and Julidans

FUNDED BY Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna

WITH THE FRIENDLY SUPPORT of Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, Sektion IV – Kunst und Kultur, documenta Halle (Kassel), Montévidéo (Marseille)

THANKS to Uwe Leifheit and ImPulsTanz Vienna

GUEST PLAY MADE POSSIBLE BY Ilse und Dr. Horst Rusch-Stiftung