Meg Stuart & Tim Etchells [BE/DE/US, UK]

Shown and Told

Shown and Told
Shown and Told

21.11 – 23.11.2019

Like boarded up windows,
like stone steps,
like the sound of voices from a far away room,
like the smell of burning,
like the way that condensation forms on windows,
like searching for something,
like searching through rooms.

 – Tim Etchells

Shown and Told is a dynamic performance-collage founded on structured improvisation and associative leaps. It is an encounter between choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart and writer/performance artist Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment). Together, they explore the relationship between movement, images and the body as a performance instrument.


created and performed by Tim Etchells & Meg Stuart | light design Gilles Roosen | costumes Annabel Heyse | technical director Jitske Vandenbussche | licht technician Tom Bruwier | tour manager Delphine Vincent | production Damaged Goods | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission.

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