29 October to 1 November 2014

Florentina Holzinger


Performance in englischer Sprache
Österreichische Erstaufführung

After causing quite a sensation on an international level together with performer Vincent Riebeek, Florentina Holzinger is now back on the brut stage with a new piece. Recovery revolves around struggle as a process of healing and the stage as an arena, in which questions of coping with trauma, a fresh start and female support are raised. It all started with Florentina Holzinger’s accident during a performance of Kein Applaus für Scheiße in Norway, when she crashed three metres to the ground. The work Recovery, inspired by this experience and the title of American rapper Eminem’s seventh studio album, is the product of a lengthy recovery period. Florentina Holzinger aims at transforming herself into a warrior on both a spiritual and a physical level. Now, evening by evening, she enters the ring to defy the art world, fear and trauma. Florentina Holzinger prepares for every show as if it was a fight. Thus, each instalment of Recovery is characterised by physical healing and starting fresh, by the recovery of what seemed lost and by the recovery of artistic data. The performance emerges from the conviction that the only art worth being made is art that can heal. Florentina Holzinger is highly inspired by George Balanchine’s legendary ballet Agon, created in 1957. The work’s title means ‘competition’ and is considered a highlight of Balanchine’s examination of Igor Stravinsky’s music. Florentina Holzinger created her own  Agon which was shown at ImPulsTanz  Festival 2014 and Recovery is based on that piece. Recovery has its premiere on 16 October at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam followed by the Austrian premiere at brut in Vienna.

Audience discussion on 30 October after the performance.

Performance Florentina Holzinger, Btissame Amadour, Eva Šusová , Clara Saito, Lenneke Vos, Marija Malenica Music and sound Stefan Martin Schneider and others Dramaturgy and consultation Vincent Riebeek, Renee Copraij, Sara Ostertag

Secret Ingredients

1 November, 10 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus/Foyer/Bar
Following Recovery on 1 November, Vincent Riebeek, Florentina Holzinger’s long-time stage partner, hosts a surprise programme in the brut bar with music from the KLITCLIQUE, performative interventions of the Recovery cast, live bodypainting, striptease, shisha lounge and more. Admission free!

The surprise programme hosted by Vincent Riebeek is part of the series Secret Ingredients: In its last season before the new artistic team takes over, brut launches the one-year series in addition to co-productions and guest performances. Local and international artists who have continuously collaborated with brut during the past years give insight into their artistic work process and methods. More Information


A co-production by Spirit – Verein zur Förderung der Performancekunst, brut Wien and Frascati Amsterdam. Kindly supported by the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dutch Fonds for de Podium Kunsten.

Teaser Recovery:

€ 14,- full price
€ 8,- reduced
€ 6,- with the brutkarte*

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