NYU Skirball presents Florentina Holzinger’s "Apollon"
NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of Florentina Holzinger’s outrageous and raucous feminist dance, Apollon, on Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23 at 7:30 pm at NYU Skirball. Apollon, very loosely inspired by Balanchine’s Apollo, is presented in collaboration with Belgium’s CAMPO Arts Center.
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. Five women tackle the neoliberalist cult of the body, jumping between the aesthetics of an occult fitness-studio, and a cyborg-bullfight, with a hint of Balanchine's neoclassical ballet quartet Apollo.
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.
CAMPO is a Ghent (Belgium) based arts center, presenting a wide range of productions, from theater, dance and performance to festival and international tours. CAMPO supports artists throughout their artistic process and is committed to research and development, production, touring and presentation. campo.nu/en/apollon
ABOUT NYU SKIRBALL
NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 800-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.
NYU Skirball’s unique position within with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. nyuskirball.org.
Apollon will play February 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by calling 212.998-4941, or at the box office, Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 pm– 6:00 pm. NYU Skirball is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.
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