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Picture: Iris Janke
UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele
Picture: Iris Janke
Picture: Iris Janke
UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele
Picture: Iris Janke
Picture: Maarten Vanden Abeele
UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele
Picture: Maarten Vanden Abeele
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Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele

UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP

How close can we get to one another? Meg Stuart has been dealing with this question now for over two decades. "UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP" is also focused on the search for intimacy, that fleeting form of togetherness that provides such a thrill while it lasts. Six performers constitute a temporary collective which has to cooperate in a challenging and playful way and follow an insane set of rules; indulging in yoga exercises or acrobatics, performing magic tricks and rituals, staging battles and experimenting with skin-on-skin contact beyond the usual inhibitions. It is not so much the themes or the sequence of absurd, tender, aggressive or ecstatic scenes which unites "UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP" as a performance: it is more the rhythm – the ebb and flow, acceleration and stasis – that creates a collective space of desire and illusion. The space is initiated and amplified by the vortex-like, unbridled sound of the jazz trio Samuel Halscheidt (bass), Marc Lohr (drums) and Stefan Rusconi (piano/trumpet). "UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP" is a performative experimental set-up in which the experience of physical limits can explode mental barriers: naked, two people are separated by their skin, but through play, they become one experiential, sensuous organism.
UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP – Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele (Trailer)
Past dates
October 2017
125 min
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
Samuel Halscheidt , Marc Lohr , Stefan Rusconi
Original music
Paul Lemp , Marc Lohr , Stefan Rusconi
Scenography
Doris Dziersk
Costume Design
Nadine Grellinger
Lighting 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
Sound
Richard König
Light
Gilles Roosen
Stage Technician
Emmanuel Desmyter
Dresser
Patty Eggerickx / Emma Zune
Tour Manager
Delphine Vincent
Production Manager
Sabrina Schmid
Production: Damaged Goods (Brussels), Münchner Kammerspiele. Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste. Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the  Government of Flanders and the  Flemish Community Commission.