Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Dance On Ensemble

Choreography: Meg Stuart
With: Omagbitse Omagbemi, Meg Stuart

Live music: Mieko Suzuki
Scenography: Nadia Lauro
Light design: Nico de Rooij
Costume design: Claudia Hill
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic
Artistic assistants: Luna Luz Sanchez, Valentin Braun

Production: Damaged Goods and DANCE ON / Bureau Ritter
Coproduction: Théâtre Garonne – scène européenne Toulouse, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, PACT Zollverein Essen, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER Ghent, Perpodium

Choreographer Meg Stuart and Dance On Ensemble dancer Omagbitse Omagbemi create a trio
with composer and musician Mieko Suzuki in the framework of the Dance On series
‘Encounters’, where choreographers become visible on stage in a meeting with a member of
the ensemble. This new work touches on fundamental questions: how do we share a creative
process? What is the balance between a choreographic desire and freedom of interpretation?
How can we transgress and reinvent our roles?

Meg Stuart has always considered her own body as a site, a testing ground. By dancing in her
own pieces, she intuitively deconstructs the choreographic principles that she tries to
articulate. Omagbitse brings another perspective to this search. Beneath the raw physicality
that characterizes Stuart’s style, she recognizes first and foremost a quiet care and attention to
detail. Playing with these seemingly opposing traits, the three collaborators look for a common
ground and a shared language. Cumulating, morphing, becoming, they move towards a group
portrait that remains just out of reach.

Premiere: 16, 17, 18 October 2024, Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse (FR)
On tour: from December 2024

With the support of Goethe-Institut and the tax shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government via Cronos Invest.

The residency in Orléans is supported by Culture Moves Europe, a project funded by the European Union and Goethe-Institut.

Damaged Goods is supported by the Flemish Government and Flemish Community Commission. Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods is artist-in-residence at Kunstencentrum

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