RAPHAEL MIRO HOLZER is a performer, choreographer and dance pedagogue. Born in Vienna in 1994.
As a dancer, he has been learning for some of the greatest names of contemporary dance, such as Lance Gries and Lorena Nogal he also has been working with Elvi Balboa 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.
Moreover, Raphael's first choreographic piece -PROGRESS- was debuted at Nunart(Barcelona) and Teatre Alegria (Terrassa), part of the Transversal Festival. In 2021 he established the dance company vanholzer as a platform for his further choreographic works.
Currently, Raphael has been working both in theatre and dance context. 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 the mythology BLUEPRINT.
2020 - ongoing: 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