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Featured: Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods (Belgium)

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Meg Stuart (born in New Orleans) is an American Choreographer and Dancer based in Brussels, Belgium. She is one of the key figures in the European and International contemporary dance world. From 1983 to 1986 Stuart studied at the New York University where she received a BFA in dance with a main focus on release technique and contact improvisation. From 1986 to 1992 she was a member of the Randy Warshaw Dance Company. In 1991, Stuart presented her first full evening length choreography Disfigure Study at the Klapstuk Festival in Leuven, Belgium. Within the following two years, the production was shown 42 times in 17 cities (Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid, Lissabon, New York, among others). The Klapstuk Festival offered Stuart a residency in Leuven.

In 1994 she moved to Europe completely and founded her own company Damaged Goods. in Brussels the same year. From 1997 Stuart/Damaged Goods was an artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater Brussels. Between 2001 and 2004 she had a residency at the Schauspielhaus Zürich invited by Christoph Marthaler. Since 2002 Volksbühne Berlin and Damaged Goods are collaborating. <from Wikipedia>

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Disfigure Study, 1991
No Longer Readymade, 1993
Swallow my yellow smile, 1994
No One is Watching, 1995
Inside Skin #1 They live in Our Breath, 1996
Splayed Mind Out, 1997
Remote, 1997
appetite, 1999
Comeback, 1999
Snapshots, 1999
Highway 101, 2000/2001
Alibi, 2001
Henry IV, 2002
Visitors Only, 2003
Das goldene Zeitalter, 2003
Forgeries, Love and other Matters, 2004
Der Marterphahl, 2005
It’s not funny!, 2006
Blessed, 2007
Maybe Forever, 2007
All Together Now, 2008
Die Massnahme/Mauser, 2008
Do Animals Cry, 2009

Meg Stuart videos on Contemporary Performance Network –>


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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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