Until Our Hearts Stop
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

In Meg Stuart’s new production, six performers and three musicians find themselves in a place that is both a nightclub and an arena: an unreliable, high-octane refuge, a place of desire and illusion. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition - they make optimistic attempts to meet impossible deadlines.

After taking her own artistic and personal biography as a starting point for her solo work Hunter (2014), Meg Stuart now draws inspiration from people who retreat from the real world and construct their own, fantastic set of rules. The performers are ‘freaky insiders’, forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality. In a world in which they fade away and disappear, they feel the urge to seek new forms of appearance.

choreography Meg Stuart
created with and performed by Neil Callaghan, Jared Gradinger, Leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven
bass Paul Lemp
drums Marc Lohr
piano Stefan Rusconi
dramaturgy Jeroen Versteele
scenography Doris Dziersk
costume design Nadine Grellinger
light Jürgen Kolb, Gilles Roosen

technical direction Oliver Houttekiet
tour manager Annabel Heyse
production manager Sabrina Schmidt

assistant choreography Francisco Camacho
assistant scenography Giulia Paolucci
assistant costume design Davy van Gerven
artistic assistant Igor Dobricic

production Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele
co-production PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste

Special thanks to Klara Luhmen, Peter Pleyer, Dasniya Sommer, Tami Tamaki, Aurore Werniers and Uferstudios (Berlin)

Essen DE Ruhrtriennale (PACT Zollverein)
17 Sep 20:00
18 Sep 20:00
19 Sep 20:00
20 Sep 20:00

Brussels BE Kaaitheater
20 Nov 20:30
21 Nov 20:30
24 Nov 20:30

Leuven BE Stadsschouwburg Leuven
10 Mar 20:00

Antwerp BE deSingel
11 May
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13 May