An over-the-top mix of dance, trashy pop, theatre, roller skating, acrobatics and performance: «Kein Applaus für Scheiße» is a portrait of a generation that will do anything for applause.
In «Kein Applaus für Scheiße», (No Applause for Shit), young artists Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek are flirting with the limits of everything that is possible on stage. They subject their bodies to all kinds of extreme situations. On roller skates, in breakneck manoeuvres attached to lengths of fabric hanging from the ceiling and singing cover songs with excessive devotion, they delve deeply into the storehouse of pop culture. With a large helping of pseudo-dilettantism and lots of bodily fluids, they set out to revive the body and performance art canon of the 1970s from its deep sleep.
«Kein Applaus für Scheiße» is a choreography that constantly risks losing its balance when one of the two performers flagrantly tries to hog the stage for the closing applause.
Vienna-born Florentina Holzinger and Dutch choreographer Vincent Riebeek are currently considered one of the most provocative young groups in Europe. They have been collaborating since they first met as students at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and their graduation piece «Kein Applaus für Scheiße» has caused a major stir across Europe.
«They get all the rules upside down. They are totally careless. Jesus, if only we were just one second of our lives as free as they are» Zone 02
By and with: Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek
Technique : Anne Meeussen
Production: kc nOna (Mechelen) with the support of SNDO (Amsterdam)
Distribution: CAMPO (Gent)