UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP
“I’ve never loved anything more than my paintings. Parting from them was the most painful moment in my life – worse than the death of my father, my mother or my sister.” – Cornelius Gurlitt (1932-2014)
In Meg Stuart’s new production, six performers and three musicians find themselves in a place that is both a nightclub and an arena: an unreliable, high-octane refuge, a place of desire and illusion. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition – they make optimistic attempts to meet impossible deadlines.
After taking her own artistic and personal biography as a starting point for her solo work Hunter (2014), Meg Stuart now draws inspiration from people who retreat from the real world and construct their own, fantastic set of rules. The performers are “freaky insiders”, forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality. In a world in which they fade away and disappear, they feel the urge to seek new forms of appearance.
Choreography Meg Stuart
Created with and Performed by Neil Calhagan, Jared Grandinger, leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven
Live Music Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi
Dramaturgy Joroen Versteele
Scenography Doris Dziersk
Costumes Nadine Grellinger
Light Jurgen Kolb
Choreography Assistant Francisco Camacho
Scenography Assistant Giulia Paolucci
Costume Design Assistant Davy Van Gerven
Artistic Assistant Igor Dobrucic