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SCHROTT-ETÜDE – (SCRAP ETUDE) / An ETUDE for Extinction
A musical composition for multiple percussion, cars and bodies on fire.
According to Frédéric Chopin, “an étude is a musical composition of considerable difficulty, designed to provide practice material for an instrument and its player.” Yet, they are designed to “always please the audience in concert”.The scene for Schrott-Etüde (Scrap Etude): An Etude for Extinction is the parking lot at Olympiastadion.
Based on a composition by experimental composer Katharina Ernst and sound designer Stefan Schneider, this Etude once more melts together musical elements and stunt actions. A mixed cast of stunt women, musicians and performers explore new contexts for representation in dance and the possibilities of a ‘technical’ theatre in a series of joint operatic rituals and orchestrated crash tests.
Since 2020, Florentina Holzinger and her team have been organizing musical experiments in public spaces. These so-called ‘Etudes’ take place on lakes, parking decks, streets and on squares. The composition by contemporary composer Katharina Ernst and Steve Martin Snider sets the rhythm in harmony with bodies and mechanical gears.
TFB Nr. 1802
Cast & Credits
Choreography, Concept, Direction: Florentina Holzinger
Performers: Sophie Duncan, Fibi Eyewalker, Florentina Holzinger, Annina Machaz, Audrey Merilus, Mina Tomic, Alena Tödtling, Linnéa Tullius, Natasha Vergilio
Scenery, Concept: Nikola Knecevic
Composition and Sound Design: Katharina Ernst, Stefan Schneider
Drums and Percussion: Katharina Ernst, Anja Müller
Conductor: Sibylle Fischer
Technical Direction: Stephan Werner
Technical Support: Ivan Bartsch, Camilla Smolders, Daniela Kuich, Juan Arata, Maxime Pierre Decombat, Manuel Henne, Olivier Kerdiles, Jonathan Noonan, Jack Skehan
Stunt Coordinator: Joe Tödtling / Stunt Factory
Stunt Coordination and Driving: Steven Korth, Fabian Goll / Korth Brothers
Stunt Safety: Christian Angres, Raffael Armbruster, Ivan Forlani, Patrick Richter
Pyro-Technician: Stefan Walther
Project Advisor: Marie-Therese Bruglacher
Location Scouting: Iris Czak
Production: neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Sarah Parolin, Katharina Wallisch, Tammo Walter
Management and International Distribution: neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Katharina Wallisch
A production by Florentina Holzinger and neon lobster in co-production with Schinkel Pavillon e.V.
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):