Production Details / Press Releases
KRANETUDE – (ETUDE FOR A CRANE)
A MUSICAL COMPOSITION FOR A CRANE, 4 DRUMMERS AND 8 BODIES ON WATER.
Dance, stunts and water spirits at Müggelsee: Since 2020 Florentina Holzinger and team have been presenting musical-performative experiments in public space. These so-called “Etudes” have so far taken place on parking decks, streets and urban squares. Now, the upcoming Etude – the KRANETUDE – goes to a popular Berlin excursion destination for the first time, matching the summer feeling: the lakeside resort (Seebad) Friedrichshagen. Here, a choreography for eight bodies and a crane on the water is created to the composition of the musician Katharina Ernst for multiple percussion. This KRANETUDE searches for new presentation contexts for dance, connects to research on feminist approaches to the element water and explores possibilities of a “technical” theater in water. On a moving sea, the composition sets the rhythm in harmony with the mechanical gears. Florentina Holzinger’s works continuously push the boundaries of theatrical illusion and real action, dance and stunt act, entertainment and high culture. At the end of the Leisure & Pleasure festival and the conclusion of the last season under the artistic direction of Franziska Werner, the Sophiensæle present this special happening at Berlin’s Müggelsee.
FLORENTINA HOLZINGER, born 1986 in Austria, studied choreography at the SNDO Amsterdam. After graduating in May 2011, Florentina Holzinger presented the solo Silk and received the Prix Jardin d’Europe at Impulstanz. Joint works with Vincent Riebeek such as Kein Applaus für Scheiße (2011), Spirit (2012) and Wellness (2013) attracted international attention. Their works are shown at numerous festivals and in production companies at home and abroad. As part of the festival The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E*, Florentina Holzinger showed the Performance Recovery (2017), a collaboration with Frascati Producties. In the same year she also presented her piece Apollon for the first time at the Sophiensæle. Her work TANZ was shown at Sophiensæle in 2020 and 2021 and was invited to the 57th Theatertreffen in 2020. In 2021 Holzinger created the large-scale piece A Divine Comedy for the Ruhrtriennale. For her performance in this piece, the artist Beatrice “Trixie” Cordua was awarded the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST. Holzinger’s most recent creation, “Ophelia’s Got Talent” (2022), created as artist-in-residence at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, has been invited to the 2023 Theatertreffen.
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Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT, DIRECTION: Florentina Holzinger
PERFORMERS: Natasha Vergilio, Mina Tomic, Maartje Pasman, Xana Novais, Netti Nüganen, Sophie Duncan, Annina Machaz, Linnéa Tullius, Florentina Holzinger
SCENERY, CONCEPT: Nikola Knecevic
COMPOSITION + SOUND DESIGN: Katharina Ernst, Stefan Schneider
DRUMS, PERCUSSIONS: Judith Schwarz, Shiau-Shiuan Hung, Stina Fors, Katharina Ernst
CONDUCTOR: Sibylle Fischer
TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Stephan Werner
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Dörte Wilfroth, Michael Henn, Ivan Bartsch, Camilla Smolders, Juan Arata, Manuel Henne
STUNT + RIGGING COORDINATOR: Ronny Horning, Alexander Kusmak
WATER SAFETY + STUNT RIGGING: Kim Ruhnau
FLYBOARDING: Team fly-board.eu + Tatiana Fedorova
PRODUCTION: neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Katharina Wallisch, Tammo Walter
MANAGEMENT + INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Katharina Wallisch
A production by Florentina Holzinger in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin, supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Thanks to Seebad Friedrichshagen, Otto Mette Wasserbau GmbH & Co. KG.
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):