UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP
Nightclub or arena?
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 and jazz music, 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, 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 are urged to seek new forms of appearance.
‘Stuart succeeds in making the audience become a licentious partner in crime.’ — nrZ der westen
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 by Samuel Halscheidt, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi | original music created by Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi | dramaturgy Jeroen Versteele | light Jurgen Kolb, Gilles Roosen | scenography Doris Dziersk | costume design Nadine Grellinger | assistant choreography Francisco Camacho | production manager Sabrina Schmidt | tour manager Annabel Heyse | technical direction Oliver Houttekiet | assistant scenography Giulia Paolucci | assistant costume design Davy van Gerven | artistic assistant Igor Dobricic | sound Richard König | stage manager Jitske Vandenbussche | stage Bart Van Bellegem | dresser Patty Eggerickx / Emma Zune | production Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele | co-production PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission
A House on Fire presentation; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union