10 Sep20:00First performanceUNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, EssenPACT Zollverein
11 Sep20:00PerformanceUNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, EssenPACT Zollverein
12 Sep20:00PerformanceUNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, EssenPACT Zollverein
13 Sep20:00PerformanceUNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, EssenPACT Zollverein
For the Ruhrtriennale 2020, Meg Stuart is developing her first ensemble work for the stage since 2015 together with her company Damaged Goods. It will be her first collaboration with the unconventional stage designer and theatre maker Philippe Quesne, who is internationally renowned for his quirky and imaginative as well as atmospherically intensive stage creations.
In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock and reconfigure alternative realities. Balancing at the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they throw their bodies into a new temporal space, mobilizing their desire for a secret passage, a future playground, a sanctuary. Disruption becomes a driving force: races and falls succeed one another, bodies lose their bearings, principles are transformed and interrupted. CASCADE is a multidimensional surrender to love what we don’t know about the other. A ceremony to exhaust fear and the need to feel powerful. A free fall to the crumbling of time.
Meg Stuart is one of the most significant and exciting choreographers of the present day. Her works shift between dance and theatre, movement and narrative. She is constantly redefining her own artistic method, seeking to transpose choreographic ideas into other fields. In recognition of her life’s work she was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice Biennale.
Introduction 45 minutes prior to show.
Artist talk 11th of September after the performance.
Produced by Damaged Goods and Ruhrtriennale. Co-produced with Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse). Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program. With the support of The Flemish Community and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.