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Violet by Meg Stuart/ Damaged Goods
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Violet by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods
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Picture: Chris van der Burght
Violet by Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods
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Violet von Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods
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Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods


Part of "There is no time for this"

Five dancers reveal simultaneously and singularly an energetic landscape, a charged terrain of options. Their actions are manifestations of surging phenomena, imperceptible but always active. VIOLET is a steep descent into a maelstrom, a swirl of energetic patterns and kinetic sculptures full of detail, partnered live on stage by musician Brendan Dougherty on electronics and percussion. After a period of cross-breeding with other art forms and collaborations, Meg Stuart turns in VIOLET to movement as its primary motor, pairing choreography with an alchemy of the senses. Perhaps the most abstract piece so far in her long standing career, VIOLET bears Stuart’s unique signature, an art that hones a frail ‘condition humaine’ in its intense physical emergence.

Past dates
October 2013, March 2015, May 2017
Duration: 1:20
Meg Stuart
Created with:
Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Varinia Canto Vila, Adam Linder, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala Reyner
Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Varinia Canto Vila, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala Reyner
Live Music:
Brendan Dougherty
Myriam Van Imschoot
Janina Audick
Light Design:
Jan Maertens
Nina Kroschinske
Technical Director:
Oliver Houttekiet
Richard König
Eline Verzelen
Tour management:
Annabel Heyse
Assistant Stage:
Julia Kneusels
Assistant Costumes:
Nina Witkiewicz
Assistant Production:
Mira Moschallski
Thanks to
Ulrike Bodammer, Eric Andrew Green, Claudia Hill, Leyla Postalcioglu, Anna-Luise Recke, Annegret Riediger, Jozef Wouters
Production: Damaged Goods (Brussels).
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon), Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Geneva), Kaaitheater (Brussels).
In collaboration with RADIALSYSTEM V and Uferstudios (Berlin).
With special support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin).

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