Knowing and Not Knowing
by Meg Stuart
About the workshop:
We will engage with a series of guided visualizations and extended sensorial meditations, paying special attention to subtlety and nuance. Studying movement patterns, temporal and spatial choices, we question what moves us on a physical and conceptual level. What do we gravitate towards? What do we need to let go of? What do we want to invite? Through these questions, we will explore strategies of transformation, change, and yielding, in order to find and follow new and unexpected pathways. We will investigate the borders between knowing and not knowing, abstraction and intention, images and action. Meeting each other through states of touch, shared fictions and energetic exchanges, the aim is to playfully embrace risk, and to discover the bliss of vulnerability.
MEG STUART is a choreographer, director and dancer who lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. With her company, Damaged Goods, founded in 1994, she has created over thirty productions, ranging from solos and duets such as Blessed (2007) and Hunter (2014) to large-scale choreographies such as VIOLET (2011) and CASCADE (2021), video works, site-specific creations like Projecting [Space[ (2017-2019), and improvisation projects such as City Lights (2016). Stuart’s work moves freely between the genres of dance, theater and visual arts, driven by an ongoing dialogue with artists from different disciplines. Through fictions and shifting narrative layers, she explores dance as a source of healing and a way to transform the social fabric. Improvisation is an important part of Stuart’s practice, as a strategy to move from physical and emotional states or the memory of them. She passes down her knowledge through regular workshops and master classes in- and outside of the studio. Since 2016, she and Mark Tompkins have engaged in an ongoing research on real-time composition, comprising a book, workshops and performances under the title ‘One Shot’.
Meg Stuart received several awards in recognition of her oeuvre, among which the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale di Venezia in 2018.
Monday till Friday
July 3rd – 7th
10:00 -13:00 and 14:30 – 17:30
Registration fee of 80 € (as part of the 300 €).