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NYU Skirball presents Florentina Holzinger’s “Apollon”

Florentina Holzinger’s “Apollon”

Sat, Feb 22 - Sun, Feb 23  2020

NYU Skirball Center - New York Consulate Region

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 humorous and furious destruction of a classical narrative, Holzinger addresses the myth of the supposedly “perfect” woman, the artist herself. These perfect women – what do they even want?

Five women tackle the neoliberalist cult of the body with all their performative brilliance and vicious physical virtuosity. Apollon limbos between the aesthetics of an occult fitness-studio, a cyborg-bullfight and neoclassical ballet.

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 – that tour under the guidance of CAMPO.  In addition to this, she created Recovery, CAMPO production Apollon, and TANZ.  As of 2021, Florentina will be an artist-in-residence at the Volksbühne Berlin.

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