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.
Vincent Riebeek (born in The Netherlands, 1988) first got first introduced to the international performance scene with his collaborator Florentina Holzinger. They made their duet Kein Applaus für Scheisse while still studying at the SNDO in Amsterdam and was called one of the revelations of ‘Batard’ festival, Brussels in 2010. The show is currently touring under guidance of arts centre CAMPO in Ghent, whom produced their later two works Spirit and Wellness. In 2010 he received a DanceWEB scholarship from ImPulsTanz in Vienna, giving him the opportunity to follow workshops with Igor Dobricic, Ivo Dimchev, Benoît Lachambre and Jennifer Lacey.
Since his graduation from SNDO in 2013, Vincent has been involved in several projects. The latest one of these is a solo called Flaming Lamborghini produced and presented by Sophiensaele, Berlin. Next to his work in theatre, there is also his work in galleries and exhibition spaces like the collaboration he initiated between a group of artist linked to Amsterdam called 4ULTIMATE.
In 2015, after some pre-premiere showings at both at Berliner Festspiele’s ‘Foreign Affairs’ and Art Basel’s ‘Liste’, Vincent premiered a group collaboration with Florentina Holzinger, Nils Lange, Annina Machaz and Manuel Scheiwiller titled Jungle at Tanzhaus Zurich. The trilogy with Florentina Holzinger found continuation in the making of their newest work Schönheitsabend.