MEG STUART / DAMAGED GOODS ((US/DE/BE))

Hunter

Österreichische Erstaufführung
 
»How can I digest the many influences and traces that shaped me as a person and
artist? How can my body unfold quantum genealogies and unrealized histories?« (Meg Stuart)
 

In the solo Hunter, choreographer Meg Stuart explores her own body as an archive populated with personal and cultural memories, ancestors and artistic heroes, fantasies and invisible forces. Discovering traces in the land of small things that linger around her body, Stuart translates them into a series of self-portraits. Experiences are cut up and spliced together to reveal potential connections and forms, such as a cartoonesque body, a shamanist chanting ritual or a noisy sound sculpture. Stretched onto different surfaces and ricocheting across media, interior states refract and resonate in a shared world.
 
 
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CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFORMANCE: Meg Stuart
DRAMATURGY: Jeroen Peeters
SOUND DESIGN: Vincent Malstaf
SCENOGRAPHY: Barbara Ehnes
COSTUME DESIGN: Claudia Hill
LIGHT DESIGN: Jan Maertens
VIDEO: Chris Kondek
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY: Ana Rocha
ASSISTANT SCENOGRAPHY: Giulia Paolucci
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGN: Kahori Furukawa
ASSISTANT VIDEO: Phillip Hohenwarter
TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Oliver Houttekiet
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: Jan Maertens
SOUND TECHNICIAN: Vincent Malstaf
STAGE TECHNICIAN: Gilles Roosen
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Eline Verzelen
TOUR MANAGEMENT: Annabel Heyse
PRODUCTION: Damaged Goods (Brussels)
 
CO-PRODUCTION: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Gessnerallee (Zürich), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Les Spectacles Vivants –- Centre Pompidou (Paris) with the special support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin)
 
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods are supported by the Flemish authorities and the Flemish Community Commission.
 
THANKS TO: Sigal Zouk, Jane Armitage, Pope Freeman, Jonas Mekas, Wanda Golonka, Abigail Child (for a part of the soundtrack of MUTINY), Johanna Peine, Uferstudios (Berlin) and Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen)

With support from Flemish Government.

 
Meg Stuart born in New Orleans, is an American choreographer and dancer living and working
in Berlin (D) and Brussels (B). Stuart moved to New York in 1983 and studied dance at New York
University. She continued her training at Movement Research and was actively involved in the
downtown New York dance scene.

Invited to perform at Klapstuk festival in Leuven (B) in 1991, she created her first evening-length
piece, Disfigure Study, which launched her artistic career in Europe. In this choreography, Stuart
approaches the body as a vulnerable physical entity that can be deconstructed, distorted or
displaced but still resonates and has meaning. Interested in devising her own structure through
which to develop artistic projects, Stuart founded Damaged Goods in Brussels in 1994. Together
they have worked on over thirty productions, ranging from solos such as XXX for Arlene and
Colleagues (1995), Soft Wear (2000) and the evening-length solo Hunter (2014) to large-scale
choreographies such as Visitors Only (2003), Built to Last (2012) and UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP
(2015). Other projects include video works, installations and site-specific creations.
Improvisation is an important part of Meg Stuart’s practice. She has initiated several
improvisation projects such as Crash Landing and Auf den Tisch!. Last year Stuart hosted City
Lights – a continuous gathering in the Berlin HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in collaboration with an all
female group of local artists.

Stuart strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from
different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Previous
collaborations include works developed with visual artists Gary Hill and Ann Hamilton (among
others) and composers such as Hahn Rowe and Brendan Dougherty. The use of theatrical
devices, in addition to the dialogue between movement and narrative, are recurrent themes in
her choreographies. Stuart’s choreographic work revolves around the idea of an uncertain body,
one that is vulnerable and self-reflexive. Through improvisation, she explores physical and
emotional states or the memories of them. Her artistic work is analogous to a constantly shifting
identity. It constantly redefines itself while searching for new presentation contexts and
territories for dance.
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods has an on-going collaboration with Kaaitheater (Brussels) and HAU
Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).
 
 
 
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19. JAN - 21. APRIL
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INTRODUCTION
FRI 21. APRIL
18.45 h in TQW / Studios
Admission free
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THU 20. APRIL
19.00 h in TQW / WienXtra Kinderinfo
 
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