Chris Haring

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Chris Haring (2011)

Christian Haring (born December 18, 1970 in Schattendorf ) is an Austrian dancer and choreographer . He is co-founder and artistic director of the Liquid Loft dance company .


Chris Haring studied music and movement education at the University of Music and Performing Arts and Psychology in Vienna. After his studies he completed further training in New York, a. a. at Cunningham School. He worked as a dancer with companies like Nikolais / Luis Dance Cie. (USA), man act (GB), Nigel Charnock (GB), DV8 Physical Theater (GB), Cie. Willi Dorner (A) and pilot dances (A). For his choreographies he worked with visual artists such as Erwin Wurm , Michel Blazy, Aldo Giannotti, the musician Peter Rehberg and the media artist Klaus Obermaier. Based on the stage pieces, films were co-directed with filmmaker Mara Mattuschka .

In 2005, Haring founded the dance company Liquid Loft together with the musician Andreas Berger, the dancer Stephanie Cumming and the dramaturge Thomas J. Jelinek . In her performances and installations, contemporary dance is always directly linked to other contemporary art forms in order to create a coherent total work of art . The idiosyncratic visual and formal language, the unmistakable acoustic stage sets and the idiosyncratic dance implementation brought Liquid Loft international recognition and awards. Liquid Loft's productions have been performed at international houses and festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques Saint-Denis, Théâtre national de Chaillot Paris, Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival , Tanzquartier Wien , Burgtheater Wien, Southbank Center London, MODAFE Seoul, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Julidans Amsterdam , Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv, Trafo Budapest, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève , La Biennale di Venezia , The Place London, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Biennale de la Danse Lyon, Kampnagel Hamburg, Melkweg Amsterdam, World Expo Zaragoza , Shanghai Dance Festival, Opera de Monte Carlo u. a. shown. In 2007 Haring received the Golden Lion for Liquid Loft at the Venice Biennale for the piece "Posing Project B - The Art of Seduction" with Liquid Loft .


  • DAVE, 1999 (with Klaus Obermaier)
  • Vivisector, 2002 (with Klaus Obermaier)
  • Fremdkoerper, 2003
  • Those Bodies, These Spoilers, 2004
  • Legal Errorist, 2004
  • My Private Bodyshop, 2005
  • Kind of Heroes, 2005
  • Running Sushi, 2006
  • Posing Project A - The Art of Wow, 2007
  • Posing Project B - The Art of Seduction, 2007
  • The China Project & Lovely Liquid Lounge, 2009 (with Jin Xing Dance Theater)
  • Sacre - The Rite Thing, 2010 (with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo)
  • Talking Head, 2010
  • WELLNESS (The Perfect Garden), 2011
  • Mush: Room (The Perfect Garden), 2012
  • Groza, 2012 (with Dialogue Dance, Kostroma)
  • Mush: Room (extended), 2012
  • Grace Note, 2012 (with Phace Ensemble as part of Wien Modern )
  • Deep Dish (The Perfect Garden), 2012
  • LEGO LOVE, 2013 (with Staatstheater Kassel)
  • Frozen Laugh, 2014 (with Ballet Moscow)
  • Shiny, shiny ... (Imploding Portraits Inevitable), 2014
  • False Colored Eyes (Imploding Portraits Inevitable), 2015 ( Burgtheater Vienna , Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival )
  • Candy's Camouflage, 2016


Co-director with Mara Mattuschka

  • Legal Errorist, 2005 (permanent exhibition at Center Georges-Pompidou , Paris)
  • Part Time Heroes, 2007
  • Running Sushi, 2008
  • Burning Palace, 2009
  • Perfect Garden, 2014


  • 2004 Prize for Best Performance at the Biennale de la Dance Lyon, with “Fremdkoerper”
  • 2007 Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for “Best Performance” with Posing Project B - The Art of Seduction (with Liquid Loft)
  • 2008 NORMAN, Wand 5, Stuttgarter Filmwinter for "Part Time Heroes", (with Mara Mattuschka / Liquid Loft)
  • 2008 Best innovative experimental, animation and short film at the Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film with “Running Sushi” (with Mara Mattuschka / Liquid Loft)
  • 2009 Diaphone Award, Cindeans, Amsterdam, for "Burning Palace", (with Mara Mattuschka / Liquid Loft)
  • 2009 Audience Award, Wall 5, Stuttgart for "Running Sushi", (Mara Mattuschka / Liquid Loft)
  • 2009 Prize of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival for "Burning Palace", (with Mara Mattuschka / Liquid Loft)
  • 2010 outstanding artist award - performing arts , Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture


  • Andrea Amort , Mimi Wunderer-Gosch (Ed.): Austria dances. History and present. Böhlau-Verlag, Vienna 2001, ISBN 3-205-99226-1 .
  • Kim Knowles: Film, Performance, and the Spaces Between: The Collaborative Works of Mara Mattuschka and Chris Haring (forthcoming)

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