The Kimmel Center presents Austrian dance company, Liquid Loft, in a US premiere performance featuring the voices of Philadelphians. Foreign Tongues puts speech and communication at the center of their choreography to reflect the city’s personality. Recorded interviews and personal conversations with Philadelphians become the “musical” backbone as the dancers translate tone, sound, dynamics, and intonation into movement. Beginning in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza, the performance draws audiences through the space and ultimately into the Perelman Theater for a unique and immersive experience.
This world premiere is made possible through the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ exclusive membership in In Situ – a network of European presenters specializing in art in public spaces. The Kimmel Center is the only U.S. member, and the affiliation allows the Kimmel Center to bring unique European performances to Philadelphia.