het Theater Festival


Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele

In Meg Stuart’s new production, six performers and three musicians find themselves in a place that is both a nightclub and an arena: an unreliable, high-octane refuge, a place of desire and illusion. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition – they make optimistic attempts to meet impossible deadlines.

After taking her own artistic and personal biography as a starting point for her solo work Hunter (2014), Meg Stuart now draws inspiration from people who retreat from the real world and construct their own, fantastic set of rules. The performers are ‘freaky insiders’, forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality. In a world in which they fade away and disappear, they feel the urge to seek new forms of appearance.

choreography Meg Stuart | created with and performed by Neil Callaghan, Jared Gradinger, Leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven | dramaturgy Jeroen Versteele |live music by Samuel Halscheidt, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi | original music created by Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi | scenography Doris Dziersk | costume design Nadine Grellinger | light design Jurgen Kolb, Gilles Roosen | assistant choreography Francisco Camacho | assistant scenography Giulia Paolucci | assistant costume design Davy van Gerven | artistic assistant Igor Dobricic

technical direction Oliver Houttekiet | stage manager Jitske Vandenbussche | sound Richard König | light Gilles Roosen | stage technician Bart Van Bellegem | dresser Patty Eggerickx / Emma Zune | tour manager Annabel Heyse | production manager Sabrina Schmidt | production Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele | coproduction PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste | special thanks to Klara Luhmen, Peter Pleyer, Dasniya Sommer, Tami Tamaki, Aurore Werniers en Uferstudios (Berlijn) | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission

The performance is dedicated to Paul Lemp, friend and musician of Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.
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