In their acoustic manifestation, different materials can create imaginary spaces on stage: the rustling of the leaves, the crunching of gravel, or the friction of surfaces such as concrete or glass, remind us that utopian sculptures can appear through physical transformation. Inspired by the design ideas and architectural concepts of the Bauhaus founded 100 years ago in Weimar, the performers take the principle of “Form Follows Function” quite literally, while simultaneously deconstructing it.

In Models of Reality the transformation and solidification of sound into spatial contexts are the acoustic counterpart to the leaps of bodies and minds and evoke different emotional connotations: How do we, for instance, perceive an embrace when it’s accompanied by the sound of cracking? Sensory atmospheres and noise collages come together to create a foundation for imaginary rooms centred around the human body – according to Foucault the “main actor of all utopias”.

Dance, Choreography: Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Dong Uk Kim, Katharina Meves, Dante Murillo, Anna Maria Nowak, Arttu Palmio, Hannah Timbrell
Artistic Direction, Choreography: Chris Haring
Choreographic Assistance: Stephanie Cumming
Composition, Sound: Andreas Berger
Light Design, Scenography: Thomas Jelinek
Costumes: Stefan Röhrle
Theory, Text: Stefan Grissemann
Dramaturgical Support, Research: Thomas Jelinek, Marlies Pucher
Stage Management: Roman Harrer
Photo- and Video-Documentation: Michael Loizenbauer
International Distribution: APROPIC – Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent
Company Management, Production: Marlies Pucher

Production: Liquid Loft in Co-operation with Tanzquartier Wien

Liquid Loft is supported by Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (MA7) and Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur (BKA)

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4 Models of Reality – Tanz.Ist Dornbirn, AT
6 Models of Reality – Tanz.Ist Dornbirn, AT

4 Models of Reality – Trafo, Budapest, HR (CANCELLED)

21 Models of Reality – Tanzquartier Wien, AT (PREMIERE)
22 Models of Reality – Tanzquartier Wien, AT
23 Models of Reality – Tanzquartier Wien, AT

1 Models of Reality – Burgenländische Tanztage, Eisenstadt, AT

7 Models of Reality – Shakespeare Theatre Gdansk, PL

For more informations, press map, riders, financial conditions, please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent

Photo by: Chris Haring