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Liquid Loft/Chris Harring (2011/12)

WELLNESS (2011)

WELLNESS describes the paradigm of a society of sensitivities. Feeling comfortable is one of the primary goals, at the same time standing for a condition from which more needs to be produced and consumed. Not surprisingly a whole market has evolved around this concept of Wellness, not only promising, but clearly selling it. This way Wellness stands for a culture of sensitivities that pay off. Bound by the conditions of Wellness we get invited to consume our own sensitivities and thereby ourselves. Depending on the perspective, we are cared for or caring, we are trained and train others, get caressed or caress others. This economics of sensitivities opens up a whole new repertoire of gestures and identities, which Liquid Loft took to their heart, in order to - while at the same time fascinated, but also puzzled by them - develop them into a production.

WELLNESS is part of The Perfect Garden, a series of live-performances and object installations in collaboration with the visual artist Michel Blazy.

Artistic Direction, Choreography Chris Haring Dance, Choreography Stephanie Cumming, Kathryn Enright, Ian Garside, Anna Maria Nowak, Raquel Odena, Simone Truong, Thales Weilinger Choreographic Assistance Stephanie Cumming Sound, Composition Andreas Berger Stage, Light, Dramaturgy Thomas Jelinek Set Design Michel Blazy Costume Design Alexandra Trummer Theory, Artistic Counselling Andreas Spiegl Production Management Marlies Pucher Production Assistant Aymara Koch International Positioning Line Rousseau Stage Management Roman Harrer Photo David Payr Video Michael Loizenbauer

Co-Production Wellness Impulstanz Vienna International Festival & Liquid Loft


Mush:Room (2012)

Living the Good Life – by a variety of means humans try to control their nature and are thereby confronted with the phenomenon of time and the speed by which it passes by. If anything existed outside the framework of time, outside perishableness, then, the quality of an event would increase due to its temporal recurrence. Growing and outgrowing one’s self are set as the basic approach to movement, while the body is being transformed into a cybernetic landscape by the repetition of movement cycles.

Mush:Room is part of The Perfect Garden, a series of live-performances and object installations in collaboration with the visual artist Michel Blazy.

Choreography, Artistic Direction Chris Haring Dance, Choreography Stephanie Cumming, Kathryn Enright, Ian Garside, Anna Maria Nowak, Raquel Odena, Simone Truong, Thales Weilinger Choreographic Assistance Stephanie Cumming Sound, Composition Andreas Berger Stage, Light, Dramaturgy Thomas Jelinek Set Design Michel Blazy Theory, Artistic Counselling Andreas Spiegl Production Management Marlies Pucher International Positioning Line Rousseau Stage Management Roman Harrer Video Documentation Michael Loizenbauer

Co-Production ThePerfectGarden Impulstanz Vienna International Festival, Tanzquartier Wien, tanz ist Festival Dornbirn, Szene Salzburg & Liquid Loft

—text from www.liquidloft.at