Meg Stuart

In Performance: Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Until Our Hearts Stop

UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods NYU Skirball Center May 4 & 5, 2018 When a disgruntled spectator walked out of the theater forty-five minutes into Saturday night’s performance, he took the time before exiting to announce to the room “how embarrassing and disgusting” the work was. The two performers onstage instantly stopped their activity (a playful, inquisitive exploration of each other’s nude bodies) and sprang into defensive crouches, darting glances towards the voice at the back of the house, like startled animals ready to fight. Waves of warm laughter swept through the audience, not only in appreciation of the performers’ quick response, but because their reaction, slyly exaggerated as it was, was shared by many of us. Until that moment, embarrassment and disgust ha...

See Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods’ Until Our Hearts Stop May 4 & 5, 2018 at 7:30pm (NYC)

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods’ Until Our Hearts Stop choreographed by Meg Stuart Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm Tickets: $40 NYU Skirball 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square In UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP, six performers and a three-piece, onstage jazz band, find themselves in an unreliable, high-octane refuge, both nightclub and an arena: a place of desire and illusion, experiencing extreme intimacy at each other’s hands. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition – they connect and explore each other, drawing the audience into their immersive world. Stuart drew inspiration from people who retreat from the real world and construct their own, fantastic set of rules. The performers are forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet pla...

In Performance: Meg Stuart, An evening of solo works (American Realness)

In the four solos making up this program, Meg Stuart passes through phrases, gestures, and poses with a rapid fluidity. Like a swimmer tapping the side of the pool between lengths, her body moves towards an image or an idea, touches it gently, and is moving away from it again almost before we’ve even registered she was there at all. This approach extends to her emotional state as well. She constantly interrupts herself, sending her body on a nonlinear journey through emotional and physical memory. Her choreography throws the viewer into a new frame of reference at all times, and we begin to question how one body can contain so many attitudes and experiences. At the same time, she collapses the distance between seemingly disparate states. How separate, after all, are the wildly different fe...

In Performance: Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods’ Violet (Berlin)

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods Violet 10/29-30/2013 HAU2: Hallesches Ufer 32 10963 Berlin Five dancers reveal simultaneously and singularly an energetic landscape, a charged terrain of options. “Violet” is a steep descent into a maelstrom, a swirl of energetic patterns and kinetic sculptures full of detail, partnered live on stage by musician Brendan Dougherty on electronics and percussion. Choreography:Meg Stuart Created with:Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Varinia Canto Vila, Adam Linder, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala ReynerPerformance:Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Varinia Canto Vila, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala ReynerLive Music:Brendan DoughertyDramaturgy:Myriam Van ImschootScenography:Janina AudickLight Design:Jan MaertensCostumes:Nina Kroschinske

In Performance: 20 Dancers for the XX Century at MOMA (NYC)

20 Dancers for the XX Century Friday, October 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013, 12:00 p.m. MOMA 11 WEST 53 STREET NEW YORK, NY 10019 20 Dancers for the XX Century(2012/2013) presents a living archive. Twenty performers from different generations perform, recall, appropriate, and transmit acclaimed yet forgotten solo works of the last century that were originally conceived or performed by some of the most significant modernist and postmodernist dancers, choreographers, and performance artists. Each performer presents his or her own museum, where the body is the ultimate space for the dance museum. Hence there is neither a stage nor a demarcation of performance space. Rather, the performers circulate freely between the Museum’s Marron Atriu...

Highlights: ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival #30 (Vienna, Austria)

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival #30 11.7.2013 – 11.8.2013 Vienna, Austria What does an over-sized blue elephant and an Oscar winner have in common? How does a contemporary “Schuhplattler“ open new perspectives on folk dance? Who sings of nature, standing half naked in a chilly leafy forest? And to which beats does Harlem actually shake, why is Greenwhich Village not moved by this, and what’s that all got to do with Vienna, anyway!? This and a lot more is going to be explored by the 30th edition of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, in more than 50 productions, from July 11 until August 11, 2013. As of immediately, tickets can be bought online at www.impulstanz.com! ImPulsTanz #30 will be opened on July 9 at 9.15pm by Trajal Harrell & Friends ...

In Performance: Meg Stuart, Philipp Gehmacher & Vladimir Miller – the fault lines

Meg Stuart, Philipp Gehmacher & Vladimir Miller /Damaged Goods & Mumbling Fish the fault lines Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher are two celebrated choreographers, each with a very distinct style. While Stuart is known for her expressive imagery, Gehmacher’s work is more subdued. After their remarkable and fruitful cooperation in the duet MAYBE FOREVER, Stuart and Gehmacher collaborated again during the summer of 2008, on a research project for Sommerszene 08 in Salzburg. For this occasion they invited visual artist Vladimir Miller, residing in Berlin. The three artists were so inspired by their collaboration that they decided to develop the fault lines into a performance installation, which will had its world première during SPRINGDANCE 2010. In the fault lines two bodies and their...

Highlights: Performa 09 (NYC, USA) Part 1

Performa: Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization established by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, is dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. [singlepic id=214 w= h= float=] Performa’s Objectives are: Commission new performance projects in visual arts Present a dedicated performance biennial Consult and collaborate with art institutions and performing art presenters around the world to create dynamic and historically significant performance programs Offer an ongoing educational platform for expanding the knowledge and understanding of this critical area of visual art and cultural history . . Here is part 1 of ContemporaryPerformance.com̵...

Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18. HIGHLIGHTS [singlepic id=87 w= h= float=] Raimund Hoghe Boléro Variations (USA Premiere) Variations pieces together different performances of the bolero: from Eydie Gormé to Maria Callas, Benny Goodman to Tchaikovsky. [singlepic id=86 w= h= float=] Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Philipp Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish MAYBE FOREVER MAYBE FOREVER explores loss, longing, the place in between dreams and wishes, mourning and meeting. [singlepic id=90 w= h= float=] Miguel Gutierrez and the Powe...