Deep Dish

Main program
5 June 2016Sunday
Chamber Theatre — main stage
Liquid Loft
Artistic direction - Chris Haring
Dance, choreography - Chris Haring, Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Karin Pauer
Composition, sound design - Andreas Berger
Dramaturgy, scenography, light design - Thomas Jelinek
Organic sculptures, consulting - Michel Blazy
Stage management - Roman Harrer
Theory - Thomas Edlinger

Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien and Liquid Loft in Co-operation with Korzo Den Haag and Le Centquartre Paris

Liquid Loft is supported by the Cultural Section of the City of Vienna, (Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien) and the Austrian Federal Chancellery for Arts and Culture (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Kunst & Kultur)


Premiere – 2014
Duration – 1 hour 10 minutes without intermission

Premiere in Russia!

a live choreographic film

final part of The Perfect Garden Series in collaboration with Michel Blazy

“Deep Dish” shows how a dinner party may turn into an adventurous ride through the dimensions of macro- and microcosms. The live-images of a handheld camera, directed by the performers dancing on stage, 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.

Chris Haring is a famous Austrian choreographer, recipient of lots of awards, among them – “Outstanding Artists Award” for performing arts from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts (BMUKK). One of his main influences for his performances is science fiction and the human body as a cybernetic landscape. Chris Haring collaborated with different dancers and choreographers all over the world, he staged performances in Great Britain, Germany, China, France and Russia.

Liquid Loft was founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring, musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturge Thomas J. Jelinek. Combining modern dance, sound and light design, they create complex synthetic performances. In 2007 Liquid Loft won the Golden Lion for the Best Performance at the Biennale di Venezia, in 2008 the company was responsible for the opening performance for the Austrian Pavilion at the World EXPO in Zaragoza.

“Deep Dish” presents itself as a perfectly staged mixture of dance and live-film”


 “All in all, this is one of the best dance pieces to be seen in Austria this year”

“Deep Dish” is a baroque installation - in opulent beauty, commemorating the perishable nature of existence”