choreography Florentina Holzinger
performance Florentina Holzinger & Steve Martin Schneider
advice: Vincent Riebeek
I come from a small world, where everybody is rehearsing a lot every day. The performance takes place a lot, daily and nightly. No performance is ever cancelled for any reason. Even giving birth is part of the daily practice. It’s actually the only real performance. I give birth to performances every day.
Silk is a research on Silk. Silks are produced by several insects such as bees, wasps, ants, moths and spiders. Silk has a shimmering appearance, due to its structure, managing to refract incoming light at different angles. The larvae of the insect has to undergo complete metamorphosis to produce silk.
Photos of older work by Florentina Holzinger:
Florentina Holzinger studied architecture in Vienna, Austria. She trained dance and performance in Vienna and worked with the Theatercompany Kopergieterey in Ghent/ Belgium before she moved to Amsterdam to study choreography at the School for New Dance Development(SNDO) in the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She received education in composition, dance and choreography (Deborah Hay, Robert Steijn, La Ribot, Benoit Lachambre, etc) and received the Danceweb Europe Scholarship 2008 and 2010 at Impulstanz Vienna. Amongst others she worked as a performer for Deborah Hay, Rob List, Ann Liv Young, Jeremy Wade and currently Benoit Lachambre. She presents her own work in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and New York. Her work has been produced by the Kc Nona, Mechelen/Belgium and she received residencies at Impulstanz Vienna, Workspace Brussels, Frascati Amsterdam and PACT Zollverein. Her collaboration with Vincent Riebeek Kein Applaus fuer Scheisse is currently touring at various international performance festivals around Europe. They are premiering their newest piece Spirit in October 2012 at Campo in Genth.