Kein Applaus für Scheisse

Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek (AUS/NL/BE)

«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 (Zone09)

«Young artists will give everything for applause...» Kein Applaus für Scheisse (No applause for crap) is one big flirtation with the boundaries of whatever is possible on stage. For this, Holzinger and Riebeek summon the ghosts of 1970s body and performance art. The result is an astonishing portrait of contemporary pop culture: with unconditional dedication they take on almost every aspect of the cliché-laden canon of body art and they update and radicalise it with the most beautiful that dance, voice and acrobatics have to offer. Thereby the two (almost) never lose themselves nor the title of their piece which is their very mantra.

«Kein Applaus für Scheisse» is the first part of a trilogy – its last part «Wellness» was very well received by the audience in the latest edition of our «Keine Disziplin» festival.

permitted from age 18 only


Workshop with Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek on 24 January at Tanzhaus Zürich. For further information go to

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