The format of Liquid Loft’ Stranger Than Paradise oscillates between performance and film and will be distributed for film festivals by sixpackfilm and also be shown live on stage.
28/01/2021 stranger than paradise (premier)
Tanzquartier Wien, AT
Tanzquartier Wien, AT
Tanzquartier Wien, AT
Tanz.Ist Dornbirn, AT
Tanz.Ist Dornbirn, AT
Tanz.Ist Dornbirn, AT
Austrian choreographer Chris Haring worked with choreographers and companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre (London), Nikolais/Luis Dance Cie (USA), man act (GB), Nigel Charnock (GB), pilottanzt, a.o. In cooperation with multimedia artist and composer Klaus Obermaier he developed the video-dance performances “D.A.V.E.” and “VIVISECTOR” which have been successfully shown all over the world.
One of his main influences for his performances, such as Fremdkörper (Best Performance at Biennale de La Danse in Lyon 2004) is science fiction and the human body as a cybernetic landscape. Since 2005 he is artistic director of Liquid Loft. He choreographed performances such as Kind of Heroes, Running Sushi, Talking Head and the Perfect Garden Series. In 2007 the Posing Project Series was created and Posing Project B – The Art of Seduction won the Golden Lion for the Best Performance at the Biennale di Venezia.
In 2010 Chris Haring received the “Outstanding Artists Award” for performing arts from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts (BMUKK). With Liquid Loft he was responsible for the opening performance for the Austrian Pavilion at the World EXPO in Zaragoza (2008). Lately, he has also choreographed pieces for international groups such as the Jin Xing Dance Theatre (Shanghai), Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Dialogue Dance (RU), Staatstheater Kassel, Contemporary Ballett Moskau, Balletto di Roma und Balé da Cidade de São Paulo.
Andreas Berger is a musician/composer who lives and works in Vienna. He studied Computer Music and Electronic Media at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and works in the fields of theatre, film and contemporary dance. Since 2001 he has published a number of compositions, a.o. “Music for Field Recordings” (2003) and “Aerial View of Model” (2006). He is a founding member of Liquid Loft and since 2005 responsible for music and sound conceptions for the Dance Company. Other collaborations include: Michaela Grill, Mara Mattuschka, Ralo Meyer, WR, manoa free university, Lars Stigler, FLAU a.o.
He was awarded the prize for Composition and Performance in Space of Sound (2010 at the Theatre Festival Kontrapunkt); the award for Best Music in Short Film – International (2009, at the International Short Film Festival Hamburg) and the Golden Lion for the Best Performance (with Liquid Loft) at the Venice Biennale.
Stephanie Cumming is a Canadian dancer/choreographer/actress living in Vienna. Stephanie graduated from the University of Calgary in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Since 2003 she has been working with Chris Haring and co-founded Liquid Loft in 2005.
In 2004 Haring choreographed the solo Legal Errorist for her for which she was named Outstanding Young Dancer in Ballett-Tanz Magazine. Her own work includes solos such as Ah.Poetry (Szene Salzburg, ImPulsTanz), the short solo P.S. which was commissioned by Tanzquartier Wien for the opening of their new season, as well as her lecture performance Redneck to Cyborg: A Shared Transformation which premiered in Tanzquartier in 2009. In 2012 she created the short solo aurora borealis for the Austrian Dance Platform in Impulstanz.
She has been a guest performer with theater company Toxic Dreams since 2011 and in 2014 premiered the full length solo “i dance, therefore i talk” in Tanzquartier Wien, which was written for her by Yosi Wanunu. Stephanie has collaborated with various filmmakers such as Mara Mattuschka, Erwin Wurm, Harald Hund, Clemens von Wedermeyer, Michaela Schwentner and Magdalena Chmielewska. Stephanie played the lead role in Gustav Deutsch’s award winning film Shirley:Visions of Reality which premiered in 2013 at the Berlinale and continues to be screened at various international film festivals. She also plays a lead role in Daniel Hoesl’s film WINWIN (2015).
Born in Stockholm. He is a stage director, dramaturge, video- installation- and concept artist. He has created video- and other installations, music performances, architectural projects and also works as a director in tv-productions and as a curator. In this context he realized a number of east-west connecting transdisciplinary art projects. One focus of his artistic work is on space and perception, resulting in installations of contextual spaces and conceptional communication scopes which create performative qualities. Interventions in public spaces and production of discourse zones as theatrical processes as well as stage-design and light-concepts for theatre and art spaces are part of his work.
As a stage director he has realized various performance, opera and theatre projects in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and France and has worked as a dramaturge for various dance productions. He was co-founder and director of MESSING network. From 2000-2008 he was chairman of IG Kultur Vienna (association of independent artists and cultural organizations/Vienna). In Vienna, he founded NOMAD theatre in 2000 and the LABfactory in 2003, where he is artistic director. He is co-founder and member of Liquid Loft. He has been teaching amongst others as guest professor at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
Anna Maria Nowak is a freelance artist living and working in Vienna. She was born in Poland, where she studied Scandinavian Studies at the University of Gdańsk. She received her dance education at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria and at x.IDA postgraduate dance company.
In 2005 she moved to Vienna, where she began her collaboration with Elio Gervasi and Liquid Loft. She is a co-founder of Kunstverein Archipelago, The Loose Collective and Arbeitsplatz Wien. In her own work and collaborations Anna Maria Nowak is investigating the interplay between thought, sensation and movement and exploring notions such as displacement, synaesthesia and metaphor. Anna Maria Nowak was a guest teacher at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, ImPulsTanz Festival and Tanzquartier Wien. She was also recipient of the DanceWeb and Cultural Ministry of Poland scholarships.
Arttu Palmio (b. 1989, Helsinki) works in the fields of dance and visual arts. He studied contemporary dance and choreography in Helsinki and in Amsterdam, and holds an MFA from HEAD – Geneva School of Art and Design. As dancer, he has worked with Liquid Loft / Chris Haring, Joona Halonen, Karin Pauer & Aldo Giannotti, Moa Autio, Aune Kallinen, Sara Ostertag, Laia Fabre & Thomas Kasebacher, and Georg Blaschke as well as with visual artists such as Camille Dumond, Lili Reynaud Dewar and Verena Dengler. His own performances have been presented in Austria (brut Wien, Tanz*Hotel, ARGEkultur Salzburg) and in Switzerland (LiveInYourHead, Geneva; Centre d’art contemporain Genève; Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne). Currently he lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.
Born in 1982 in Busan, Korea. In 2014 he took his Master in Korean National University of Art(KNUA). Previously, he studied contemporary dance (Bachelor) at Chung-Ang University. He has been working as a dancer and also as a choreographer. He won the Special Jury Award at the Seoul Choreography Festival (SCF) with the choreography Pattern-Body. And performed in Seoul, Busan, Shanghai, Bonn with Pattern_Body. Dong Uk has worked with choreographers Liquid Loft/Chris Haring, MIRA / Julia Riera, Jin-yeob Cha, Silke Z. / resistdance, NetworkAks, Trustdance Company as a freelance dancer and choreographer.
Colombian Dance Artist resident in Vienna. Graduated from the Communication/Audiovisual Studies Faculty of the Javeriana University (Bogotá). BA and MA of Arts in Contemporary Dance, Movement Research and Pedagogy of the Anton Bruckner University (Linz). He’s worked in dance productions for Jerome Bel, Wee Company/Norway, David Zambrano, Martin Sonderkamp, D.ID, Editta Braun Company, Georg Blaschke, C.O.V., Elle Sofe, a.o. Dante joined Liquid Loft in 2017 for the performance series of Foreign Tongues.
As a choreographer, he recently joined two European funded Projects, the B-Project and Dancing Museums, both in collaboration with renowned Choreographic Centers and Museums in the UK/ IT/FR/NL/AT, such as the Louvre Museum (Paris) and The National Gallery (London).
Hannah is a freelance dancer from Australia who is based in Vienna. Since 2012 Hannah has been dancing with the Elio Gervasi Dance Company. In 2017 she began developing and touring her solo piece Enklave with Elio Gervasi. Since 2017 Hannah has been working with Liquid Loft. Hannah also regularly teaches ballet and contemporary classes as part of a year-long dance course in Vienna.
Katharina Meves was born in Germany, graduated from SEAD, Salzburg, and was a DanceWEB scholarship recipient in 2009. Since 2007, she is a steady member of Liquid Loft.
Working as a dancer, performer and actress in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, Katharina has been performing in creations by Georg Blaschke, Mara Mattuschka, Tino Sehgal, Lara Kugelmann, Ingo Reulecke, Lukas Matthaei, Ayat Najafi, der Lubricat Theatre Company, Louise Wagner, Christoph Winkler, Anna Malunat, Franz Rogowski, Andreas Bode, the T.r.a.s.h. Dance Company and Michael Portnoy. She has been starring in film productions directed by Martin Kers/Kristel van Issum, Moritz Majce and Sandra Man, Mara Mattuschka, Andreas Morell, Anno Saul and Ute Adamczewski.
Was born in Vienna in 1983. She received her BA in Choreography from the ArtEZ- Institute of the Arts in Arnhem/ The Netherlands. In 2009 she received the danceweb scholarship at Impulstanz / Vienna. She has worked with a number of choreographers e.g. with Marcus Grolle, Yun Jung Kim, Michael Schmidt, Simone Truong, Davis Freeman and Mike O’Connor, who she has continuously collaborated with over the past 2 years.
Her own works include collaborations with Claudia Weissenbrunner, Agnieszka Dmochowska, Merel Roozen and sound- and videoartist Alex Kasses.
Luke Baio was born in Worcester, UK. In 2000 he graduated at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance/UK, then studied for one year at London Contemporary Dance School. He was a member of Richard Alston Dance Company from 2001-2006. Since 2007 he is living and working as a freelance dancer in Vienna, Austria. He collaborated with Liquid Loft / Chris Haring, Stadt Theater Klagenfurt, Niki Adler, Neue Oper Wien, Smafu Company, Liz King, Stephanie Cumming, Semper Oper Dresden and with Dominik Grünbühel, a.o. Some of his own creations, together with Dominik Grünbühel, include the performances “Dudes”, “Dudes 2”, “Shoot Me”,the “Good Cop/Bad Cop” cycle, “Dudes Fuck Christmas” & “Ohne Nix”.
founder of the Creative Agency A propic. Graduated from the High School of Social Sciences Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and the University of Montreal. Since then, she has been interested in cultural policies in Europe and North America and in the status of artists in France and in Quebec. Since 2005 A propic has been organizing international tours, co-productions and residencies for artists and companies.
DOP, digital artist and senior scientist at Peter Weibel research institute for digital culture in the field of KI. Participated in international festivals and exhibitions with video-media- and light installations. Inter-disciplinary scientific and artistic research interests with a focus on automated systems, AI, communication, information and economy in relation to the transformation of societies.
Born in Linz, living in Vienna.
Liquid since 05/2009.
technical / organizational / assisting experiences in or with theatres and companies basically since 1993 but with an emphasis since 2005, e.g. WUK, nomad theatre / Thomas J. Jelinek, Georg Blaschke, CieLaroque, Salotto Vienna, Vienna Art Week, WKO / Austrian Design, ensemble für städtebewohner, …
made music with PostPunk.ArtPop.NoiseRock–bands in the past with the highlights of touring with Blendwerk and winning the ProtestSongcontest 2008 being part of „Rupert’s Jazz Construction“.
continues with solo-works extending the fields of Ambient and Dub.
Freelance production manager in the fields of performance and film. Studied International Business Relations in Eisenstadt and Brussels and Cultural Management in Barcelona. She received further training in Intercultural Communication, Conflict Management and Language Teaching. She has worked for Tanzquartier Wien, Wiener Festwochen, Steirischer Herbst, Szene Salzburg and collaborated with artists and directors such as Hubert Lepka / lawine torrèn (AT), Waxfactory (USA), CABULA6 (USA/AT), Christine Gaigg (AT), Lisa Hinterreithner (AT), Ali Samadi Ahadi (IR/DE), Tina Leisch (AT) and Jeremy Xido (USA/AT). Next do the development and distribution of documentary film projects, she has been coordinating the script and sound department for the animation series “Talking Tom and Friends”. Since 2007 she is the company manager of Liquid Loft.
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- Uwe Mattheiss Theory
Liquid Loft was founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring together with musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturge Thomas Jelinek. Inspired by science-fiction literature and cyborg theory, Liquid Loft's work reflects how our perception and bodies are transformed through visual media and the everyday use of technology. Through their method of deconstruction and reconstruction of both, the dancer’s repertoire of movements and the perspectives of the perception of the body Liquid Loft frequently opened up new choreographic terrain. Their idiosyncratic imagery and symbolism, the distinctive acoustic stage sets and the high professional level of their dancers has earned Liquid Loft international acclaim and awards, such as the Golden Lion for Best Performance at the Venice Biennale.