Chris Haring, founder of contemporary dance company Liquid Loft in 2005, was in Madrid last weekend to present Deep Dish (from the series The Perfect Garden) for the first time in Spain, and we had the chance to talk about his innovative projects and the multiple dimensions of reality which were projected on the show. Through a video camera handled by the characters, we were driven to a parallel world of organic objects – fruits and vegetables – whose rotting process simulated the decadence of nature.
Opulence and extravagance that seemed to fade at the same time the protagonists succumbed to the fugacity of the moment: they collapsed for a second and, suddenly, we were in another thing. A strong narrative and visual language which remind us that ephemeral beauty can arise even from the smallest details.
With the music composition by Andreas Berger, the performers’ physical sound field is also constantly altered and transformed. Andreas is also a member of Liquid Loft, together with Stephanie Cumming and Thomas Jelinek, bringing contemporary pieces of dance to life by integrating them with other forms and artistic disciplines.
Chris confessed to us that during his stay in Madrid, he had some spare time to visit the Museo del Prado, where he was impressed by the painting The Garden of Early Delights, by Hieronymus Bosh, which is one of the inspiration themes that visual artist Michel Blazy adapted for Deep Dish, representing this metaphor about the risks of nature and its uncontrollable sensuality: “Variations and metamorphoses, forms and patterns come to act implicitly, just the way they are demanded of human nature”, explained Chris.