Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods [US/BE]



16.10 – 18.10.2014

A cartoonlike body

"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?"

In her first full-length solo, Hunter, choreographer Meg Stuart explores her own body as a living archive, populated by personal and cultural memories, ancestors and artistic heroes, fantasies and invisible forces. She discovers microscopic traces lingering around her body and translates them into a series of self-portraits. Experiences are cut up and spliced together on the editing table and reveal potential connections such as a cartoonlike body, a shamanist ritual, or a noisy sound sculpture. Different moods reverberate through different media and their echoes resonate in a shared world.

Hunter premiered in Berlin at the end of March and was performed at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

‘A very special evening, a gift’ – Die Deutsche Bühne

Private life and philosophy, humour and profundity go hand in hand.' - Tagesspiegel

choreography and performance Meg Stuart | dramaturgy Jeroen Peeters | sound design Vincent Malstaf | scenography Barbara Ehnes | costume design Claudia Hill | lighting 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 | stage realization Volker Brenner | technical support Stefan Dening | 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), Centre Pompidou (Paris) | with special support of 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)