Rémy Héritier & Meg Stuart [FR/US]

walk+talk 15 & 16

walk+talk 15 & 16
walk+talk 15 & 16


How do dancers and choreographers talk about their work?

In 2008 Philipp Gehmacher invited ten choreographers to talk about their language of movement on a large empty stage in a Viennese theatre. The result was a surprising multiplicity of voices and stories: every solo testified to a unique view of the body, movement and the confrontation with space. Gehmacher has compiled yet another new series for Kaaitheater, comprising existing solos and newly commissioned work. Each evening there are two dancers or choreographers on the programme.

15/3: Pieter Ampe & Martin Nachbar
16/3: Philipp Gehmacher & Anne Juren
17/3: Rémy Héritier & Meg Stuart
18/3: Mette Ingvartsen & Chrysa Parkinson
19/3: Eleanor Bauer & Daniel Linehan

Rémy Héritier dances for such choreographers as Jennifer Lacey, Mathilde Monnier and Philipp Gehmacher. Since 2005 he has also created work of his own, including such productions as Arnold versus Pablo, Archives, Domestiqué Coyote and Facing the sculpture. He made Disposition(s) for the first series of walk+talk in Vienna. He will here present a new version of this solo piece.

Meg Stuart put herself straight onto the international dance map with Disfigure Study, her debut, in 1991. Over the last twenty years she has built up a solid repertoire, including such renowned pieces as Highway 101, Alibi, LOVE, FORGERIES AND OTHER MATTERS, BLESSED, It’s not funny and Do Animals Cry. Her company, Damaged Goods, is resident at the Kaaitheater, and virtually all her work can be seen there.

Stuart: ‘My movement thrives on contradictions and impossibilities inspired by the way Marlene Dumas writes about her painting: “At the moment my art is situated between the pornographic tendency to reveal everything and the erotic inclination to hide what it’s all about.” I will inform the viewers about why I move the way I do while offering as much distance as possible.’

walk+talk text collection on www.sarma.be
On the occasion of walk+talk, Sarma (laboratory for criticism, dramaturgy, research and creation) has compiled a selection of essays as well as writings by the invited artists.

concept Philipp Gehmacher | concept space Alexander Schellow | produced and co-commissioned by Kaaitheater | support Cultural department of the City of Vienna | thanks to WorkSpaceBrussels, ManaMa Theaterwetenschap & Research Centre for Visual Poetics/UA