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Damaged Goods / Meg Stuart

Guest performance Tanzbiennale Heidelberg
Guest performance Tanzbiennale Heidelberg

Five dancers simultaneously yet separately reveal an energetic landscape, a charged terrain full of possibilities. Their actions are manifestations of emerging phenomena, like constantly surging water: perhaps not immediately perceptible, but always active. »Violet« is a steep descent into a maelstrom, a swirl of energetic patterns and kinetic sculptures full of detail, accompanied live on stage by musician Brendan Dougherty on electronics and percussion. In »Violet«, Meg Stuart turns to movement as a primary impulse, pairing choreography with an alchemy of the senses. The piece bears bears Stuart’s unique signature, an art that conveys the frail condition of humanity through an intense physicality.

Meg Stuart is a choreographer, director and dancer who lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. With her company, Damaged Goods, which she founded in 1994, she has created a wide range of productions, moving freely between dance, theatre and visual arts. Her work is driven by a sense for experiment and artistic cross-pollination, challenging the limits of the body and expanding our perception of reality.

Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Roger Sala Reyner, Mor Demer
Meg Stuart
Created with
Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Varinia Canto Vila, Adam Linder, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala Reyner
Live Music
Brendan Dougherty
Myriam Van Imschoot
Janina Audick
Lighting Design
Jan Maertens
Nina Kroschinske
Sound Design
Richard König
Damaged Goods
Assistant Scenography
Julia Kneusels
Assistant Costumes
Nina Witkiewicz
Rehearsal Coach
Joséphine Evrard
Technical Coordinator
Tom De Langhe 
Stage Hand
Matty Zighem
Frank Laubenheimer
Tour Manager
Delphine Vincent 
Thanks to
Ulrike Bodammer, Eric Andrew Green, Claudia Hill, Leyla Postalcioglu, Anna-Luise Recke, Annegret Riediger, Jozef Wouters
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Coproduction of PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon), Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris), Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie – Festival de Genève (Genf) & Kaaitheater (Brüssel). With the special support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin).