The existential idea of the piece is revolving around the question how a certain creature or character alien not only to us but also to him/her/itself, can be presented in the framework of dance based performance. Fremdkörper is following a particular concept with a certain existential impact. Yet the concept is not realized in the manner of contemporary conceptual art but completely absorbed by a multimedia dramaturgy giving way to an “ambient aesthetics”.
Source: Liquid Loft
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Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
- He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
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.
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Artistic direction / Conception : Chris Haring, Stephanie Cumming
Interpretation : Stephanie Cumming, Chris Haring, Julia Mach, Olaf Reinecke, Robert Tirpak
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Thomas Jelinek
Video conception : Julia Willms
Costumes : Max Wohlkönig
Sound : Peter Rehberg / Mego
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Biennale de la Danse de Lyon - Charles Picq, 2004
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