Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods [US/DE/BE] & Münchner Kammerspiele
Built to Last
19.01 – 20.01.2019
‘The same music that served evil purposes can be redeemed to serve the Good. Or it can be read in a much more ambiguous way. With music we cannot ever be sure. In so far as it externalizes our inner passion music is potentially always a threat.’ – Slavoj Žižek
Five performers travel through the history of dance – and possibly into its future. Time and time again they enter an impressive new world, in which they themselves, through subtle variations in movement, discover a new consciousness. Of the space, the situation, themselves, and each other. The constant effort to stay upright reveals humanty in all its vulnerability.
The title Built to Last arouses suspicion. Is it possible, today, to still believe in eternal values and universality? Things are built up only to fall down again, in much the same way that we long to constantly rediscover ourselves.
• In Built to Last from 2012, Meg Stuart worked for the first time with existing classical music, from a.o. Sergei Rachmaninov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Iannis Xenakis, Meredith Monk, and Arnold Schoenberg. The sound recording – a meta-composition by music dramaturge Alain Franco – acts as a time machine.
choreography Meg Stuart | created with and performed by Dragana Bulut, Davis Freeman, Anja Müller, Maria F. Scaroni, Kristof Van Boven | dramaturgy Bart Van den Eynde, Jeroen Versteele | music dramaturgy Alain Franco | sound design Kassian Troyer | scenography Doris Dziersk | costumes Nadine Grellinger | light Jürgen Tulzer, Frank Laubenheimer | video Philipp Hochleichter | assistant choreography Ana Rocha | assistant scenography Anna Hentschel | assistant costumes Ann-Kristin Danzinger | intern dramaturgy Carlotta Scioldo | technical director Jitske Vandenbussche | production manager Eline Verzelen | tour manager Delphine Vincent | with special thanks to Lena Lauzemis | for all information on Stockhausen and his work: www.karlheinzstockhausen.org | the excerpt of Astronaut Anthem by Meredith Monk is used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited | production Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Flemish authorities and the Flemish Community Commission