Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Florentina Holzinger & Team:
KRANETUDE – (Etude for a crane)

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Florentina Holzinger & Team:
KRANETUDE – (Etude for a crane)
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We are currently evaluating the weather forecast for the evening. If the forecast is bad, we will cancel the event by 5:00 pm and inform you via mail. If the forecast is good, the event will take place as planned. In case of cancellation, the tickets will be automatically refunded via the ticket provider Reservix. 

  • The presale will only take place online.
  • No tickets will go online other than those currently on presale.
  • There is no box office and no waiting list at Seebad Friedrichshagen.
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The show starts punctually at 8 pm. For a smooth entrance and a good seat we advise to be there from 7pm.
The audience is invited to bring their own blankets and towels to sit on the beach.
Bathing is not permitted during the event.
The event has limited accessibility in terms of space and routes. Please note the information on accessibility. 

Dance, stunts and water spirits at Müggelsee: Since 2020 Florentina Holzinger and team have been presenting musical-performative experiments in public space. These so-called “Etudes” have so far taken place on parking decks, streets and urban squares. Now, the upcoming Etude – the KRANETUDE – goes to a popular Berlin excursion destination for the first time, matching the summer feeling: the lakeside resort (Seebad) Friedrichshagen. Here, a choreography for eight bodies and a crane on the water is created to the composition of the musician Katharina Ernst for multiple percussion. This KRANETUDE searches for new presentation contexts for dance, connects to research on feminist approaches to the element water and explores possibilities of a “technical” theater in water. On a moving sea, the composition sets the rhythm in harmony with the mechanical gears. Florentina Holzinger’s works continuously push the boundaries of theatrical illusion and real action, dance and stunt act, entertainment and high culture. At the end of the Leisure & Pleasure festival and the conclusion of the last season under the artistic direction of Franziska Werner, the Sophiensæle present this special happening at Berlin's Müggelsee.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.


  • Ca. 45 Minuten


  • The performance takes place on the lake.
  • There are platforms for the musicians on the shore of the lake.


  • There is live music (various percussion instruments) and music from the tape (various string instruments).


  • The audience area is on the beach at the edge of the lakeshore.
  • The audience is invited to bring their own blankets and towels to sit on the sandy beach.


  • The performances take place at the Seebad Friedrichshagen. On the front page of the Seebad homepage you will find a 360° video tour.
  • The address of Seebad Friedrichshagen is: Müggelseedamm 216, 12587 Berlin.
  • The nearest tram station is Josef-Nawrocki-Straße (line 60). The walk from the tram station to the Seebad is about 150 metres.
  • There are no parking facilities at the Seebad.
  • The curbstone in front of the entrance to the Seebad is lowered. However, the lowered curbstone may be blocked by a parked car at this point.
  • Construction work is currently taking place in the entrance area of the Seebad. There is an unpaved path of about 40 metres (gravel, sand, wooden planks and thresholds on the ground) between the walkway and the entrance to the Seebad.
  • There is a snack bar at the Seebad. The path from the entrance to the snack bar is partly paved and partly concrete. At the snack bar there is some seating on bar stools and benches.
  • In the lower third of the beach (towards the shore) there is a concrete path that leads across the beach.
  • The toilets are not accessible. There is a step on the way to the toilets.


  • The show starts promptly at 8 pm. For a smooth entrance and a good seat, we advise you to be there from 7pm.


  • The shows are sold out.

Choreography, concept, direction Florentina Holzinger Performers Natasha Vergilio, Mina Tomic, Maartje Pasman, Xana Novais, Netti Nüganen, Sophie Duncan, Annina Machaz, Linnéa Tullius, Florentina Holzinger Scenery, concept Nikola Knecevic Composition + Sound Design Katharina Ernst, Stefan Schneider DRUMMS, PERCUSSIONS Judith Schwarz, Shiau-Shiuan Hung, Stina Fors, Katharina Ernst Conductor Sibylle Fischer Technical direction Stephan Werner Technical support Dörte Wilfroth, Michael Henn, Ivan Bartsch, Camilla Smolders, Juan Arata, Manuel Henne Stunt + Rigging coordinator Ronny Horning, Alexander Kusmak Water Safety + Stunt Rigging Kim Ruhnau Flyboarding Team + Tatiana Fedorova Production neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Katharina Wallisch, Tammo Walter Management + international Distribution neon lobster / Giulia Messia, Katharina Wallisch 

A production by Florentina Holzinger in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Thanks to Seebad Friedrichshagen, Otto Mette Wasserbau GmbH & Co. KG.

FLORENTINA HOLZINGER, born 1986 in Austria, studied choreography at the SNDO Amsterdam. After graduating in May 2011, Florentina Holzinger presented the solo Silk and received the Prix Jardin d'Europe at Impulstanz. Joint works with Vincent Riebeek such as Kein Applaus für Scheiße (2011), Spirit (2012) and Wellness (2013) attracted international attention. Their works are shown at numerous festivals and in production companies at home and abroad. As part of the festival The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E*, Florentina Holzinger showed the Performance Recovery (2017), a collaboration with Frascati Producties. In the same year she also presented her piece Apollon for the first time at the Sophiensæle. Her work TANZ was shown at Sophiensæle in 2020 and 2021 and was invited to the 57th Theatertreffen in 2020. In 2021 Holzinger created the large-scale piece A Divine Comedy for the Ruhrtriennale. For her performance in this piece, the artist Beatrice “Trixie” Cordua was awarded the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST. Holzinger’s most recent creation, “Ophelia’s Got Talent” (2022), created as artist-in-residence at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, has been invited to the 2023 Theatertreffen.

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Seebad Friedrichshagen (Müggelsee)
Seebad Friedrichshagen (Müggelsee)