Shown and Told
Like boarded up windows,
like stone steps,
like the sound of voices from a far away room,
like the smell of burning,
like the way that condensation forms on windows,
like searching for something,
like searching through rooms.
– Tim Etchells
Shown and Told is a dynamic performance-collage founded on structured improvisation and associative leaps. It is an encounter between choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart and writer/performance artist Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment). Together, they explore the relationship between movement, images and the body as a performance instrument. Using lively images, both physical and linguistic, the two performers develop a dialogue that is by turns tough, moving and comical. Shown and Told premiered at the Kaaistudios in 2016 – and it is now returning after an extensive tour.
created and performed by Tim Etchells & Meg Stuart | light design Gilles Roosen | costumes Annabel Heyse | technical director Jitske Vandenbussche | licht technician Tom Bruwier | tour manager Delphine Vincent | production Damaged Goods | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission.