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. Using lively images, both physical and linguistic, the two performers develop a dialogue that is by turns tough, moving and comical. Shown and Told premiered at the Kaaistudios in 2016 – and it is now returning after an extensive tour.

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.

programmaboekje - programme de salle - evening programme

There's more

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow
Wed 24.06 - Sat 27.06.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Celestial Sorrow is Meg Stuart’s first collaboration with the Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. Based in collective memories and fictitious traumas, the duo create a world of light and movement that is inhabited by three performers and two musicians. The show premiered at the Kaaistudios in 2018 and is moving to the main stage of Kaaitheater for this reprise.

Forced Entertainment

Out Of Order


Out Of Order
Out Of Order
Fri 24.01 - Sat 25.01.20

On a bare stage under bright light, six hapless clowns do their best to get along and pass the time. They fight and chase in eruptions of uneasy mayhem, then cool off a little, settle and wait for the whole thing to kick off again. Carefully unbalanced between funny and not funny, Out Of Order is the ruins of a show in the ruins of a world.