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Schönheitsabend (2016)

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Age Guidance: Strictly 18+
  • Other: Warning: this show contains nudity and scenes of a sexually explicit nature. This performance takes place at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
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More Information on Schönheitsabend (2016)

Schönheitsabend, performed as part of Transform 16

Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek have earned a reputation as the most provocative choreographers in Europe. Their previous radical productions (Kein Applaus für Scheisse, Spirit, Wellness) merged together dance and bold aesthetic, and have toured the world to great acclaim.

Their latest installment Schönheitsabend (a beautiful evening) has its UK première at Transform 16, and sees the duo look back on the stars of the queer, avant-garde dance tradition. Merging madness and ecstasy with explicit eroticism, Schönheitsabend is a modern take on this exotic past, and an absurd love story where reality and dreams combine.


“They do it differently. They turn the rules upside down. They don’t give a s*** about conventional standards… if only we could experience this freedom just for one day in our life.”
Zone09 on Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

“A performance that can turn you into the biggest fan or that can turn you off the performing arts for the rest of your life”
Het Nieuwsblad On Kein Applaus Für Scheisse

This performance takes place at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill
All tickets can be purchased via West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Box Office, either in person, online or over the phone.

Click here for the full Transform 16 programme


Theater Freiburg. Co-Producers — Internationales Sommerfestival (Hamburg), Impulstanz (Vienna), Spring Utrecht, Sophiensaele (Berlin).
Performance At Transform 16 Presented by Campo And Transform, In Collaboration With Northern Ballet And Live Art Bistro.


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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