'I’ve never loved anything more than my paintings. Parting from them was the most painful moment in my life – worse than the death of my father, my mother or my sister.' (Cornelius Gurlitt)
In Meg Stuart’s new production 'UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP', 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.
Münchner Kammerspiele > June 18, 20, 24, 26 & 29 - 20:00 > July 1, 14, 16 & 17 - 20:00
choreography: Meg Stuart created with and performed by: Neil Callaghan, Jared Gradinger, Leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven live music: Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi dramaturgy: Jeroen Versteele scenography: Doris Dziersk costume design: Nadine Grellinger light design: Jurgen Kolb assistant choreography: Francisco Camacho assistant scenography: Giulia Paolucci assistant costume design: Davy van Gerven artistic assistant: Igor Dobricic production manager: Sabrina Schmidt production: Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale - Festival der Künste
See our website for more information and dates: www.damagedgoods.be