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Featured: Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods (Belgium)

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 Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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