American Realness

Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek

Kein Applaus für Scheisse

North American Premiere

FRI JAN 9, 5:30 PM
SAT JAN 10, 10:30 PM
SUN JAN 11, 9:00 PM

Run time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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“They do it differently. They turn the rules upside down. They don’t give a shit about conventional standards. Jesus, if only we could experience this freedom just for one day in our life.” – Evelyne Coussens

In Kein Applaus für Scheisse, which translates to No Applause for Shit, Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek flirt with the 1970s performance art canon to explore the limits of possibilities for the stage. The resulting portrait depicts contemporary pop culture’s rich tapestry: an intangible mixture of dance, trashy pop, theater, roller-skating, acrobatics, and performance. A choreography that constantly risks losing its balance when one of the two performers flagrantly tries to hog the stage for the closing applause.

Kein Applaus für Scheisse was produced by CAMPO (Gent, BE), NONA (Mechelen, BE) with the support of SNDO (Amsterdam, NL). Executive Producer: CAMPO. Performances at American Realness are supported by Flanders House, ICK Amsterdam, and CAMPO.
Photo by Ginta Tinta


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by and with: Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek
technical: Korneel Coessens
production: NONA (Mechelen, BE) with the support of SNDO (Amsterdam, NL) & CAMPO (Gent, BE)
executive producer: CAMPO
performances at American Realness supported by ICK & CAMPO
contact for touring: Marijke Vandersmissen –

Florentina Holzinger (Austria, 1986) trained dance and performance in Vienna before she moved to Amsterdam to study choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She received education in composition, dance and choreography and performed in works by Artists in Residence Deborah Hay, Benoit Lachambre and Ann Liv Young.

Florentina received the Danceweb Europe Scholarship 2008 and 2011 at Impulstanz Vienna. She had residencies at Impulstanz, Workspace Brussels, Frascati Amsterdam, PACT Zollverein and Performance Mix in New York. Amongst others she performed in works of Rob List, Ann Liv Young and Jeremy Wade. She tours her work in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia and New York.

Her collaboration Kein Applaus für Scheisse with Vincent Riebeek was called one of the revelations of the Bâtard festival for young makers in Brussels. They premiered their newest project Spirit in October 2012 at CAMPO (Gent). Her Graduation Solo Silk got awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2012 at Impulstanz Vienna. The third piece of the trilogy, the CAMPO- production Wellness, premiered in November 2013 in Düsseldorf. After that Florentina Holzinger made a new solo called Recovery, which premiered in Frascati Amsterdam in October 2014.

Vincent Riebeek (born in The Netherlands, 1988) started dancing hip-hop and street dance in his pre-teens. While finishing his high school education he went to the pre-education dance program at the AHK Amsterdam where he graduated at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO). During his education he had a chance to work with a.o. Benoit Lachambre, Simone Aughterlony, Ibrahim Quraishi, Hooman Sharifi, David Zambrano, Gabriel Smeets, Robert Steijn, Renée Copraij, Bettina Masuch, Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart, Deborah Hay and Janine Durning.

He received the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz Vienna in 2010 where he followed workshops with a.o. Igor Dobricic, Ivo Dimchev, Benoit Lachambre and Jennifer Lacey. His DanceWeb mentors were Sarah Michelson and Yasuko Yokoshi. His own work is shown at various theaters in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Brazil and Croatia. He had residencies at Impulstanz, Workspace Brussels, Frascati Amsterdam and PACT Zollverein.

The duet he made together with Florentina Holzinger, Kein Applaus für Scheisse, was called one of the revelations of the Bâtard festival for young makers in Brussels (October 2010) It was produced by NONA (B) and is currently touring at various international performance festivals around Europe. Their second piece, Spirit, premiered in October 2012 at CAMPO (Gent). Before the première it already had premature showings in several theaters in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, where in Berlin at 100grad Festival it won ‘Best production at the Hau’. The third piece of the trilogy, Wellness, premiered in November 2013 in Düsseldorf.