Florentina Holzinger (Austria, 1986) studied choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She received the danceWEB Scholarship in 2008 and in 2011 at ImPulsTanz Vienna. Her Diploma Solo work Silk got awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe at the lmPulsTanz Festival 2012.
Her collaboration with choreographer/performer Vincent Riebeek, whom she met at SNDO, resulted in a trilogy of pieces – Kein Applaus für Scheisse, Spirit, and Wellness – that are currently touring under guidance of arts centre CAMPO, whom also produced their later two works Spirit and Wellness. Holzinger’s last work Agon had its first showing last summer at ImPulsTanz and Recovery is its continuation. The trilogy with Vincent Riebeek found continuation in the making of their newest work Schönheitsabend. Florentina Holzinger is co-author and performer of the web series Body and Freedom, shot at Berliner Festspiele, which will be available to online viewers worldwide from Spring 2016 on.
Florentina Holzinger is currently artist in residence at the International Choreographic Arts Center ICK Amsterdam and produces there her first ballet with a female dancer investigating classical repertory through ideas of dualism: banal vs sublime, artificial vs authentic, theatre vs clinic, etc… This ballet will form a stepping stone aimed to culminate in the making of Apollon.