Raphael Miro Holzer is a performer, choreographer and dance pedagogue. Born in Vienna in 1994, he completed a diploma in Leisure Education before studying Movement and Performance Studies (Dance Education) at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Linz, Austria), receiving an Honour Scholarship at Bühnenwerkstatt Graz. His will to experience a multicultural environment took him to Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain), as part of an Erasmus Programme at the Institute del Teatre. Later on, in 2019, he decided to complete his BA degree at this university.
During his young career, Raphael has been dancing for some of the greatest names of contemporary dance, such as Lance Gries and Lorena Nogal and he has been working with Elvi Balboa (ElviBalboa) and Evgeny Kozlov (Do -Theater St. Petersburg). In particular, he was strongly inspired by Veronica Cendoya, while he was part of the creation of “BOGUMER” which will debut in Mercat de les Flors.
In (2020), he was appointed to be the movement director of the Theater Piece “ESTRIPtis”, written by Manel Dueso and directed by Dobrin Plamenov.
Moreover, Raphael's first choreographic piece -PROGRESS- was debuted at Nunart(Barcelona) and Teatre Alegria (Terrassa), part of the Transversal Festival. The performance highlighted his talent and creative language, by receiving very positive feedback from the audience and dramaturges present.
Currently, Raphael has been working both in theatre and dance between Barcelona and Vienna. His artistic vision focuses on his interest in exploring the role of language in contemporary dance and how to combine dance with other cultural expressions aswell he is continously working on his mythology BLUEPRINT:
RESENT CHOREOGRAPHIC PROJECTS
2020: Choreographic Assistant of Veronica Cendoyas new piece BOGUMER, premiere at Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
2020 In progress: BLUEPRINT, an experiment in notation
Residency in La Palomera (Barcelona), 10 Minute Piece “Mapas” performed at the Teatre Estudi (Institut del teatre, Barcelona) and first episode “Virtual Performance Event” organised by Montse Aranega -Art consultant at LumasGallery Paris-
2020 Direction and choreography of the Piece “Babel in progress” performed at NUNART (Barcelona) and the Transversal Festival (Terassa)
2019 Choreographer and Movement Director for the Theater Piece “ESTRIPtis” written by Manel Dueso, directed by Dobrin Plamenov.
2019 Choreography and Concept for the Contemporary Flamenco Piece "The Original"
2018 Crea Dansa and Festival Transversal "Work in Process" by Raphael Miro Holzer, assistant Paulina Rewucka (why not collective, Krakow)
2018 Choreography for Katrin Radlingmayr, LA Dance Festival, Second Place
2018 Vienna: MDW ( Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) "Still" , Komposition von Hao Wu, Choreographie von Raphael Miro Holzer, Shuting Wang und Hao Wu