Meg Stuart is an internationally acclaimed American choreographer and performer. She was born in New Orleans and studied dance in New York, working with some of the most prestigious dancers of the time. In 1994 she established her own dance company, Damaged Goods and moved to Brussels, Belgium. In January this year, Stuart was awarded the Gold Lion for Lifetime Achievement from La Biennale di Venezia for “having developed a new language and new method for each creation, collaborating with artists working in different disciplines and moving between dance and theatre.”
Stuart brings her latest creation An Evening Of Solo Works to Carriageworks, headlining the program for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award. The performance includes a selection of solo pieces from among her many and varied works, exhibiting a breadth of artistic expression and genre.
“My work navigates the tension between dance and theatre, thought and action, remembering and forgetting. Scripts are written on our bodies: they contain unfinished histories of ourselves and others.” explains Stuart.
With improvisation being an important element in her work, every performance promises to be unique and surprising.
Mar 19−20. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. $35+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.carriageworks.com.au
By Rita Bratovich