»How can I digest the many influences and traces that shaped me as a person and artist? How can a body unfold quantum genealogies and unrealised histories?« Meg Stuart

Meg Stuart is one of the most influential figures in the international dance and performance scene. With her company Damaged Goods, founded in 1994, she has toured her work extensively all over the world and is a regular guest at PACT Zollverein. In 2014 she makes a welcome return with her first ever evening length solo ›Hunter‹ in which she explores her own body as a living archive populated with personal and cultural memories, ancestors and artistic heroes, dances, habits, skills, appetites, dreams, fantasies and invisible forces. Discovering traces in the land of small things that linger around her body, Stuart translates them into a series of self-portraits. Experiences are cut up and spliced together on the editing table to reveal potential connections and forms, such as a cartoonesque body, a shamanist chanting ritual, or a noisy sound sculpture. Stretched onto different surfaces and ricocheting across media, interior states refract and resonate in a shared world.

Before Saturday’s performance PROF. GERALD SIEGMUND is giving a talk (in German) under the title ›ZWISCHEN BIOGRAFISCHEN TÄTOWIERUNGEN – ZUM SOLO ALS FORM‹

Choreography: Meg Stuart

Dramaturgy: Jeroen Peeters

Sound design: Vincent Malstaf

Set: Barbara Ehnes

Costume: Claudia Hill

Light: Jan Maertens

Video: Chris Kondek

Production: Damaged Goods (Brussels)

Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Gessnerallee (Zurich), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Centre Pompidou (Paris)

Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Flemish Authorities and the Flemish Community Commission 

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