Production Details / Press Releases
Since 2020, Florentina Holzinger and her team have organized musical activations – ‘études’- in public spaces. These Études have taken place in multi-storey car parks, on streets and in town squares; predominantly metropolitan spaces associated with accelerated transfer, urban crossings, and the motorized sphere. According to Frédéric Chopin, “an étude is a musical composition of considerable difficulty, designed to provide practice material for an instrument and its player.” A stunt is defined as an extreme form of physical activity that requires precise, technical training. In these Études, stunt effects meet the world of music to create scores for bodies as instruments. In Étude For Church, a two tonne iron bell is asked to ‘call in the canonical hours, summon tempests and awake the sleeping soul’.
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Cast & Credits
Choreography, Concept, Direction: Florentina Holzinger
Performers: Sophie Duncan, Luna Duran, Fibi Eyewalker, Lucy Fire, Florentina Holzinger, Annina Machaz, Xana Novais, Bärbel Schwarz, Veronica Thompson
Scenery, Concept: Nikola Knecevic
Composition and Sound Design: Stefan Schneider
Bell Arrangement: Almut Lustig
Conductor: Sibylle Fischer
Piercer: Philippa Downey
Technical Direction: Stephan Werner
Stage Support: Camilla Smolders, Daniela Kuich
Rigging / Operator: Dörte Wilfroth
Stunt and Rigging Coordination: Alexander Kusmak, Florian Christoph / Gravity Stunts
Stunt Supervisor: Ronny Horning / Gravity Stunts
Stunt Advisor: Joe Tödtling / Stunt Factory
Production: neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Sarah Parolin, Katharina Wallisch, Tammo Walter
A production by Florentina Holzinger and neon lobster in co-production with Berlin Atonal and in collaboration with Ruhrtriennale.
The series Études is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community – Spartenoffene Förderung.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):