Liquid Loft (AT): Deep Dish v rámci festivalu TANEC PRAHA 2015
A live choreographic film
final part of The Perfect Garden Series in collaboration with Michel Blazy (FR)
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.
„Deep Dish presents itself as a perfectly staged mixture of dance and live-film which, through the use of Georg Friedrich Händel’s famous Aria Lascia chi’io pianga, makes reference to the prologue of Lars von Trier’s film, Antichrist. In Haring’s piece however – and this is one of the most intriguing moments in the performance – thread worms are dancing along with the music.“
„All in all, this is one of the best dance pieces to be seen in Austria this year.“ (Der Standard)
Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien and Liquid Loft in co-operation with Korzo Den Haag and Le Centquatre Paris.
Supported by: City of Vienna, MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien and the Austrian Federal Chancellery BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur.
This event is made possible by INTPA – INTERNATIONAL NET FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of Tanzquartier Wien with funds by BKA and BMEIA.
In collaboration with Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague.
Foto: Chris Haring
Liquid Loft was founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring together with musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturgue Thomas Jelinek. In their performances and installations, Liquid Loft interconnect contemporary dance directly with other forms of contemporary art, in order to create a cohesive all-embracing piece of art. Their idiosyncratic visual and formal language, their distinctive acoustic stage-sets and professional dance production have earned Liquid Loft international recognition and awards like the Golden Lion for “Best Performance” at the 2007 Biennale in Venice.