Event:Frozen laugh: Austrian-Russian Contemporary Dance project
Start: Tue, 06 May, 2014
End: Wed, 07 May, 2014
City: Moscow
Category: Music

"Frozen laugh"

Austrian-Russian Contemporary Dance project

With support of: Raiffeisenbank

Liquid Loft was founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring together with musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturge Thomas Jelinek. In their performances and installations, Liquid Loft interconnect contemporary dance with other forms of contemporary art to create a cohesive, all-embracing piece of art.

Inspired by Science Fiction and Cyborg Theory, Liquid Loft’s early works reflect the experience of the changes in our perception as well as our bodies, brought about by visual media and the everyday use of technology. The choreography shifts perspectives, isolates gestural and linguistic patterns from their accustomed contexts, and seeks to integrate the outer view of the body into its movement. Here the use of a method of acoustic dislocation is key.

These acoustic environments create new ways of thinking and new spaces for movement in dance. They shift and change the individual soundscape, separate the voice from the body, only to reassemble it in modified form, thus giving the dancers new, surprising options for recombining their original material.

With their method of deconstruction and reconstruction, which includes both the material of dance-movements as well as the perspectives of bodily perception, Liquid Loft continues to explore new areas of choreography.

The Centre TsEKh and Ballet Moscow are excited to introduce Russian audiences and professional dancers/choreographers to this unusual work method. During the first half of 2014 choreographer Chris Haring and musician Andreas Berger will travel to Moscow on a number of occasions to collaborate with the Centre TsEKh and Ballet Moscow.

The results of this collaboration will be one the rare examples of fruitful co-operation between the visual and the performing arts.

6th and 7th of May 2014

Cultural centre “Meyerhold”

Moscow, Ul. Novoslobodskaya, 23

Tel.: +7 (495) 363 1043

Tickets: +7 (495) 607 0457; +7 916 786 10 26