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Meg Stuart

Meg Stuart is a choreographer and dancer, living and working in Berlin and Brussels. After her dance studies at the New York University she created – on the invitation of the Belgian Klapstuk-Festival – her first evening-length piece ”Disfigure Study” (1991) which launched her choreographic career in Europe. Interested in devising her own structure through which to develop artistic projects, Stuart founded Damaged Goods in Brussels in 1994. Together they created more than thirty productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies and including site-specific creations and installations.

Stuart strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Over the years she collaborated with Pierre Coulibeuf, Philipp Gehmacher, Ann Hamilton, Gary Hill, Benoît Lachambre, Jorge León and Hahn Rowe amongst others.

The use of theatrical devices, in addition to the dialogue between movement and narrative, are recurrent themes in her choreographies. Her artistic work is analogous to a constantly shifting identity. It constantly redefines itself while searching for new presentation contexts and territories for dance.

In 2013 “Sketches/ Notebook” premiered at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and re-ran in 2014. It was developed in the frame of a residency at HAU with a group of performers, musicians, and visual artists. In 2015 she came to HAU with her works “Hunter” and “VIOLET”. In 2016 she hosted “City Lights – a continuous gathering” at HAU, in collaboration with an all-female group of Berlin-based artists. In the same year “UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP” was shown as part of Tanz im August and re-ran in at HAU in 2017. Also 2017 HAU invited her with “Shown and Told” (together with Tim Etchells) and a re-run of “VIOLET“.