Shown and Told
Two regular guests at Kaaitheater will once again be joining forces. The choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart and the writer/performance artist Tim Etchells (artistic director of Forced Entertainment) have entitled the latest instalment in their series of collaborations Shown and Told. During this improvised encounter, they use their own bodies as performance instruments within a shared space of language and movement. Together they negotiate, renegotiate and explore the themes and methods found in one another’s work. These range from presence and absence, to loss and emptiness, to the use of fragmentary storylines. Thus an open dialogue is created with the audience, at the point where the interests that both divide and unite the duo intersect.
Like stone, like stones, like starlight, like moonlight and starlight, like the sound of voices, like the stench of burning, like the smell of burning, like quicksand, like snow.
– Tim Etchells
production Damaged Goods (Brussels)