Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods
02.09 – 04.09.2021
In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock, and challenge reality to reconfigure itself. Balancing on the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they plunge their bodies into another dimension. They go in search of a secret passage, a future playground, a sanctuary. Disruption becomes a driving force. Running, falling and rising again, their bodies lose their bearings, while their principles are transformed and reconfigured. CASCADE is an unconditional surrender to what we do not know about the unknown other. Step into this free fall to the crumbling of time!
• The American choreographer Meg Stuart lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. Her company Damaged Goods as a long-standing collaboration with Kaaitheater, where she has presented the majority of her work. CASCADE is her first collaboration with the French scenographer and theatre maker Philippe Quesne – who over the past decade has also been a guest at Kaaitheater with his Vivarium Studio. Composer and musician Brendan Dougherty will perform live music.
A brilliant piece about time, about uncertainty, openness and solidarity. A perfect interplay of moving bodies with the music by Brendan Dougherty and the stage and lighting design by Philippe Quesne. – Tanzschrift
Fascinating meta-dance theater, which has its lengths, but it should have them, after all, it's about eternity, and as we all know, that lasts the longest. – Die Presse
choreography Meg Stuart | created with and performed by Pieter Ampe, Jayson Batut, Mor Demer, Davis Freeman, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Isabela Fernandes Santana | scenography and light design Philippe Quesne | dramaturgy Igor Dobricic | music composition Brendan Dougherty | live music Brendan Dougherty and Philipp Danzeisen | costume design Aino Laberenz | text Tim Etchells / Damaged Goods | assistant scenography Elodie Dauguet | assistant costumes Emma Zune | assistant creation Ana Rocha | technical director Jitske Vandenbussche | light Nico de Rooij | sound Richard König | stage Kobe Le Duc, Tom De Langhe | production management Delphine Vincent, Ana Rocha, Eline Verzelen | thanks to Sofia Borges, Francisco Camacho, Jorge de Hoyos, Sofie Durnez, Samuli Emery, Caitlin Fisher, Vincent Malstaf, Giulia Paolucci, Stéphanie Pitiot, Susan Tobiason | production Damaged Goods, Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste 2020 | supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program | co-production December Dance (Concertgebouw and Cultuurcentrum Brugge); Festival d’Automne à Paris, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; théâtre Garonne - scène européenne, Toulouse; Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent; Perpodium | CASCADE was created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government. Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission