Meg Stuart

Workshop description | WinLab Festival 2014 | 8 - 12 Dec | 11am - 5pm

In this workshop, improvisation will be used as a strategy to explore body memory and physical and emotional states. We will investigate the borders between knowing and not knowing, abstraction and intention, image and action. Extending our understanding of movement vocabulary and possibilities, we will travel through energetic worlds, memory spaces and emotional landscapes. We will explore charged single actions to create collective kinetic sculptures.
Moving fictions combined with physical work will be shaped into scenarios that transform and shift as we interact with others. In the various improvised scores, we will search for moments of intimacy, transgression and risk. Meg will be joined each afternoon by sound artist and composer Kaffe Matthews.

Biography

Meg Stuart is an American choreographer and dancer who lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. Stuart and her company Damaged Goods have created over thirty productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies and including site-specific creations, installations and improvisation projects. Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods became associate artists at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2010 and has also an on-going collaboration with the Kaaitheater (Brussels) and the HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

http://www.damagedgoods.be/EN/intro