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Meg Stuart

Meg Stuart is an American choreographer and dancer, living and working in Berlin (D) and Brussels (B).

In 1994, Stuart founded her company Damaged Goods in Brussels. Together they have worked on over thirty productions, ranging from solos such as XXX for Arlene and Colleagues (1995), Soft Wear (2000) and the evening-length solo Hunter (2014) to large-scale choreographies such as Visitors Only (2003), Built to Last (2012) and UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP (2015). Other projects include video works, installations, and site-specific creations such as Projecting [Space[ (2017).

Improvisation is an important part of Stuart’s practice. She has initiated several improvisation projects such as Crash Landing (1996), Auf den Tisch! (2004) and City Lights – a continuous gathering (2016).

Stuart’s oeuvre revolves around the idea of an uncertain body, one that is vulnerable and self-reflexive, and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Through collaborations with artists from different creative disciplines, the choreographer strives to develop a new language for every piece. Her work constantly redefines itself in search of new presentation contexts and territories for dance.

Meg Stuart received various awards for her choreographic practice, amongst others a Bessie Award in 2008 and the Konrad-Wolf-Preis in 2012. More recently, La Biennale di Venezia awarded her the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in the category of dance.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods has an ongoing collaboration with Kaaitheater (Brussels) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

Past Classes & Events

[In-person] Studies Project: ONE SHOT: BOOK LAUNCH & PERFORMANCE

September 20, 2022

[In-person] ONE SHOT Performing Improvisation

Sep 17 – Sep 18, 2022

Everyday Synchronicities

Oct 8 – Oct 10, 2020

[Cancelled] Knowing and not Knowing

Mar 13 – Mar 14, 2020

Knowing and not Knowing

March 12, 2020