Deep Dish, Liquid Loft/Chris Haring (AT)

10.10.2014 / 19:30 / WASP
a live choreographic film / 70’
Final part of The Perfect Garden Series in collaboration with Michel Blazy (FR)

Dance, Choreography: Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Anna Maria Nowak
Artistic Direction & Choreography: Chris Haring
Composition & Sound Design: Andreas Berger
Dramaturgy, Scenography & Light Design: Thomas Jelinek
Organic Sculptures & Consulting: Michel Blazy
Photography: Michael Loizenbauer, Chris Haring
Video: Michael Loizenbauer
Stage Management: Roman Harrer
International Representation: Line Rousseau, A PROPIC
Production Management: Marlies Pucher
Co-Production: Tanzquartier Wien and Liquid Loft, in co-operation with Korzo Den Haag and Le Centquatre Paris.
Liquid Loft is supported by: City of Vienna (MA7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts & Culture (BMUKK)

This event is made possible by INTPA – INTERNATIONAL NET FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of Tanzquartier Wien with funds by BKA and BMEIA.






A dinner party turns into an adventurous ride through the dimensions of macro- and microcosms. The live-images of a handheld camera, directed by the performers, lead through bizarre parallel worlds of organic objects. Methods of film-making, along with acoustic contortions, evoke metaphors of baroque gardens, earthly delights and their inevitable collapse. A society driven by longing and curiosity, flamboyantly but also callously celebrates its own transience in the manifold dimensions of reality, blown up on a big screen. In this still-life, all movement and human behavior is inexorably absorbed by the opulence of nature.

As in the novel Locus Solus, in which the polymath Maître Canterel guides his invitees through different landscapes, one encounters in Deep Dish the beauty and the decadence of a human existence that soon will perish. In the Perfect Garden Series by Liquid Loft in collaboration with the fine artist Michel Blazy, the motif of the garden is an expression of the human striving for control and their futile escapes from their own transience, but also an image of growth and proliferation that constantly leads to the development of something new.

A remarkable Austrian contemporary dance persona, Chris Haring has a background in music, psychology and dance. Former member of the DV8 Physical Theater, Nigel Charnock and Willi Dorner, he founded the Grenztanz Festival in 1995 and co-founded the multi-prized Liquid Loft in 2005, together with musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramatist Thomas Jelinek. Their work “depicts the body as a cybernetic landscape” and reflects the experience of changes in our perception as well as our bodies, interconnecting contemporary dance directly with other forms of contemporary art, in order to create a cohesive all-embracing piece of art. Founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring, musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturgue Thomas Jelinek, Liquid Loft interconnect contemporary dance directly with other forms of contemporary art, in order to create a cohesive all-embracing piece of art.

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