LIVE STREAMING OF PERFORMANCES

Live broadcasts of short performances commissioned by BoCA, thought through the relational body-camera-home device. A relationship is proposed around our current state of confinement and the artistic languages mediated by the camera. The performances are live on the BoCA Bienal YouTube channel. Every Saturday until at least the 30th of June 2020.


WEEK 9

JUN 20, 8 pm (West): Florentina Holzinger, in collaboration with Beatrice Cordua, Veronica Thompson, Evylin Frentti, Annina Machaz, Netti Nüganen, Renée Copraij and Xana Novais
Performance title: TANZ Zoom Class
Exceptionally, since the performance contains nudity, it will be streamed here on Zoom.

 

A ballet class on Zoom under the direction of Beatrice Cordua, the first ballerina to dance naked “Le Sacré de Printemps” (John Neumeier’s Le Sacré, 1972). The online class provides students with rigorous training in the so-called “sylphic studies”. Participants from the cast of TANZ learn to master their bodies and minds, aiming to transform the gross into the sublime.

TANZ is a work for the stage, created in 2019, directed by Florentina Holzinger. Taking romantic ballet as a starting point it raises questions around the legacy of dance, the cult of beauty inherent in this tradition and draws links between ballet, comedy and pornography.



Florentina Holzinger studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Her Diploma solo work “Silk” was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe at the lmPulsTanz Festival 2012. She collaborated with Vincent Riebeek for a trilogy of pieces, Kein Applaus für Scheiße, Spirit, and Wellness(2011-2013). Her second solo work premiered in 2015 –Recoveryis an experimental consideration on a traumatic stage accident she had suffered and critically explores various kinds of female representation as well as the potential of female corporality. Subsequently, she started pursuing martial arts as a way to train for a life as an artist. Florentina is also a co-author and performer of the web seriesBody and Freedom, initiated by the Berliner Festspiele in 2016. In her latest work,Apollon (2017), the Viennese choreographer hacks George Balanchine’s eponymous gem of a ballet (1928). At the moment she works on TANZ a ‘misinterpretation’ of the ballet Les Sylphides, a performance that will bring together a cast of professional stunt actors and classically trained dancers. The work will premier in October 2019 in Vienna.

 

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