ca. 70 min
Dance | Performance
Coproductions: Tanzquartier Wien, CDC Toulouse & Liquid Loft. Sponsored by the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna (MA7) and the Federal Chancellery – Arts and Culture
Dance, choreography: Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Arttu Palmio, Karin Pauer | Artistic director, choreography: Chris Haring | Composition, sound: Andreas Berger | Light design, scenography: Thomas Jelinek | Costumes: Julia Cepp | Theory, text: Stefan Grissemann | Stage management: Roman Harrer | Photo, video documentation: Michael Loizenbauer | Distribution: Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC | Production assistant: Christina Helena Romirer | Production management: Marlies Pucher
“Foreign Tongues” places the act of speaking at the center of it’s choreographic focus and reflects the experience of contemporary urban life, its polyphony and multilingualism. It starts with voices being recorded based on personal conversations with various individuals in different regions of Europe. Focusing mainly on regional and minority languages, these recordings start connecting to the body language of five dancers. A spoken phrase is translated into movement sequences, based on all its attributes such as tone, dynamics or intonation.