ACFNY SUPPORTED | PERFORMANCE
FLORENTINA HOLZINGER: APOLLON
SATURDAY, FEB 22 2020 - SUNDAY, FEB 23 2020
"Pussy Riot meets the Power Rangers... A wild clash between ballet and feminism." - de Morgen
In Apollon, the renegade choreographer Florentina Holzinger combines fin de siècle freak shows with 1960s live art, offering a new perspective on the rupture between high art and entertainment culture. Through this hilarious and furious destruction of a classical narrative, Holzinger addresses the myth of the "perfect woman." Five women tackle the neoliberalist cult of the body, jumping between the aesthetics of an occult fitness-studio, and a cyborg-bullfight, with a hint of Balanchine's neoclassical ballet quartet Apollon.
Advisory: The performance is appropriate for ages 18+.
Austrian-born choreographer Florentina Holzinger resides and works in the Netherlands. Her work sits on the boundary between performance art, choreography, ritual and stunt show. She consciously plays with the shifting of boundaries between high culture and entertainment, exploring different modes of female representation and questioning the full potential of female physicality. Her collaboration with choreographer/performer Vincent Riebeek resulted in a trilogy of pieces: Kein Applaus für Scheisse, Spirit, and Wellness. In addition to this, she created Recovery, Apollon, and TANZ. As of 2021, Florentina will be an artist-in-residence at the Volksbühne Berlin.
Image Credit: Radovan Dranga