Foreign Tongues approaches, with the vocabulary of body language, the often contradictory forms of communication. Starting point are language recordings in different regions of Europe. With a flexible sound-system the performers interweave the sound of the present location with the timbres of distant or neighbouring language spaces. The audience follows these audio tracks which, interpreted through dance, become readable like an open-air score. Foreign Tongues uses the collision of languages as a means of creation – demonstrating, among other things, how much is already understood, even at a point where you think you haven’t understood anything yet.
Liquid Loft was founded by choreographer Chris Haring, musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturge Thomas Jelinek. In their performances and installations, Liquid Loft always interconnect contemporary dance with other forms of contemporary art. Their idiosyncratic visual and formal language, their distinctive acoustic stage-sets and professional dance production have earned Liquid Loft international recognition and awards like the Golden Lion for “Best Performance” at the 2007 Biennale in Venice.