Florentina Holzinger
Festzug
Video Version
Visual Arts
Dates
Vergangene Termine
19. June
Saturday
Time 3pm - 10pm
Location Donaumarina, Wehlistraße 350 (hinter dem Parkhaus)
 
26. June
Saturday
Time 3pm - 10pm
Location Naschmarkt Parkplatz
 
3. July
Saturday
Time 3pm - 10pm
Location Donaumarina, Wehlistraße 350 (hinter dem Parkhaus)
 
10. July
Saturday
Time 3pm - 10pm
Location Donaukanal / Franzensbrücke
 
Weitere Termine
© Inés Bacher
© Ines Bacher
© Inés Bacher
© Inés Bacher
© Ines Bacher
  • Evening programme

    To download the evening programme please click here.

  • Please note

    As part of 70 years Wiener Festwochen - The concert, FESTZUG premiered live on TV. The video version that emerged as a result of this performance will now move as an installation through four selected locations in the city.

A journey back to the early days of the Wiener Festwochen: in 1929, Rudolf von Laban, the pioneer of modern European dance, organised a Festzug der Gewerbe, or Pageant of the Trades, along Vienna’s Ringstrasse, as a mass event honouring handicrafts. In celebrating this ‘triumph of diligence’, the choreographer was less interested in ‘the people dressed in their finery and the showpiece floats’ than in rhythm as the element linking labour and dance. In Florentina Holzinger’s video-work, ostentatious vehicles and daredevil performers put on a dazzling exhibition. In this gleaming fleet of vehicles, body and machine have seemingly become symbiotic. Stunts, crash tests, or an occult fitness studio: here the choreography sets the rhythm with physical abandon in sync with the mechanical gearing. But to what end does this dystopian procession toil away? Is it a frantic pedalling within the hamster wheel of disciplined self-optimisation? Or a warmup session in anticipation of ruthless resistance? Florentina Holzinger, a feminist figurehead of the Austrian dance scene, excels at continually blurring the boundaries between high culture and entertainment. Grandly and mightily, her dancing street proceeded across the Rathausplatz to the music of Soap&Skin and, now, as a video installation through the city itself.

Festwochen Podcast

  • Artistic Team

    Idea, Concept, Choreography Florentina Holzinger Artistic collaboration Renée Copraij Scenery Nikola Knežević Composition, Sound design Stefan Schneider Camera Videoteam Wiener Festwochen Editing Linda Reif Postproduction Bernhard Hochenauer With Assai, Marie Blochnig, Renée Copraij, Samira Engel, Luisa Garcia Sobreira, Julianna Jules Gleeson, Maria Helgath, Florentina Holzinger, Kristin Jackson Lerch, Annina Machaz, Audrey Merilus, Xana Novais, Lotta Omran, Judith Raupp, Courtney Robertson, Judith Rohrmoser, Julia Rutigliano, Rebecca Strobl, Linnea Tullius, Pia Wilma Wurzer, Anne Zühlke

  • Production

    A commission and a production by Wiener Festwochen In collaboration with Spirit International Distribution Something Great

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