20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Austria

20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Austria

LIQUID LOFT / CHRIS HARING - Candy's Camouflage

The opportunity to enjoy once again the Liguid Loft dance group of the famous choreographer Chris Haring, will have dance friends on Saturday, June 24th at Rialto Theatre. Chris Haring dance group in his previous performance in 2011, as part of the European Dance Festival, had thrilled the audience.

The Imploding Portraits Inevitable-Series, which began with Shiny, Shiny... and False Colored Eyes, continues with Candy’s Camouflage. Projections of the feminine – or what one may take for it – are called up; deceptive stereotypes and fragile clichés are put to the endurance tests they deserve. In Candy’s Camouflage the colourful frenzy of the previous pieces dissolves into the black and white of Film Noir. What remains are the tools of camouflage and deception, which provide the possibility to create a new self again and again. The piece is an ode to weird and messiness, to the controlled chaos of grimaces and erupting dance.

The 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), pilottanz One of the main influences of 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. In 2010 Chris Haring received the “Outstanding Artists Award” for performing arts from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts (BMUKK). 

Dance, Performance: Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Karin Pauer

Choreography, Artistic Direction: Chris Haring

Composition, Sound Design: Andreas Berger 

Light Design, Scenography: Thomas Jelinek

Costumes: Julia Cepp

Theory : Stefan Grissemann

Assistance Rehearsals : Luke Baio 

Texts : Performer

Stage Management: Roman Harrer

Videodocumentation: Michael Loizenbauer

International Distribution: Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC

Production Management: Marlies Pucher

Liquid Loft is supported by: MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (Cultural Department of the City of Vienna) and BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur (Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts & Culture).

Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Centers of the participating countries

Collaboration: Pafos 2017 - Cultural Capital of Europe 

Supported by: Municipality of Limassol, Nicosia Municipality, Event Pro

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, The Cyprus Weekly, MegaOne

Entrance: € 5 (Free admission for pupils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals)

Duration: 65’