STUART & PHILIPP GEHMACHER
21.02.2008 | 19.00 h
22.02.2008 | 19.00 h
"MAYBE FOREVER" is a densely atmospheric piece, accompanied
live by Niko Hafkenscheid on electric guitar. While he sings of
love, longing and close encounters, the two dancer-choreographers
Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher encounter one another for real
on stage. Both artists are known for analysing and criticising the
alienation of the body, which finds a collective form here for the
first time. Close enough to touch yet infinitely distant, they try
to come together in an embrace. But comfort and pain go hand in
hand, as is illustrated here in vivid images and scenes. A sense
of the finite nature of existence lurks at the end of every attempt
to connect, yet also provides the impetus for a new start.
American choreographer Meg Stuart
dance in New York and founded her group Damaged Goods in Belgium
in 1994. In 2002 - 03 the company also began a working partnership
with the Berlin theatre Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz.
Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher
is a graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School and the Laban
Centre London. He began choreographing his own work with his company
Mumbling Fish in the 90s.
Further information: www.damagedgoods.be
Choreography + dance | Meg Stuart & Philipp Gehmacher.
Live music | Niko Hafkenscheid. Dramaturgy | Myriam Van Imschoot.
Lighting | Jan Maertens. Stage + costume design | Janina Audick.
Music + sound | Vincent Malstaf. Choreographer’ s assistant
| Sigal Zouk. Production management | Tanja Thomsen. Stage + costume
designer’s assistant | Inga Timm. Thanks to | Davis Freeman,
Angela Glechner, Christoph Gurk, Michael Höppner, ImPulsTanz
(Wien), TanzWerkstatt Berlin. Production | Damaged Goods & Mumbling
Fish. Co-production | Kaaitheater (Brüssel), Wexner Center
for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Théâtre de la Ville
(Paris), Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin)
Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Government of
Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission | Philipp Gehmacher
& Mumbling Fish are supported by the Department of Culture of
the City of Vienna
Chris Van der Burght