Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022


English /  Language no problem /  105 mins.

In “CASCADE”, Meg Stuart and seven dancers look for ways to resist the arrow of time. Meeting in structures of rhythmic complexity, they propel their bodies and imaginations into a new temporal space. In a game of refusal and care, disruption becomes a driving force: rushes and falls succeed one another, bodies lose their bearings, principles are repeated, interrupted and transformed. Hovering at the edge of uncertainty, the dancers wonder what kind of dream they need to give up in order to keep dreaming, what kind of body they need to acquire to keep going. Scenographer and theatre maker Philippe Quesne joins to create the stage design. Driven by Brendan Dougherty‘s sound score, performed live by two percussionists, the dancers embark on a free fall through the crumbling of time. HAU has supported the work of Meg Stuart for many years and “CASCADE” is part of the selection for the Tanzplattform 2022, which HAU will host in March.                     


Choreography: Meg Stuart / Created with & performed by: Pieter Ampe, Jayson Batut, Mor Demer, Davis Freeman, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Isabela Fernandes Santana / Scenography & light design: Philippe Quesne / Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić / Music composition: Brendan Dougherty / Live music: Philipp Danzeisen, Rubén Orio (Špela Mastnak) / Costume design: Aino Laberenz / Text: Tim Etchells, Damaged Goods / Assistance scenography: Élodie Dauguet / Assistance costumes: Patty Eggerickx / Assistance creation: Ana Rocha / Technical direction: Jitske Vandenbussche / Assistance technical director: Tom De Langhe / Technical support: Matty Zighem / Light: Nico de Rooij / Sound design: Richard König / Stage manager: Kevin Strik / Production management: Delphine Vincent, Ana Rocha, Eline Verzelen / Thanks to: Sofia Borges, Francisco Camacho, Jorge de Hoyos, Sofie Durnez, Samuli Emery, Caitlin Fisher, Vincent Malstaf, Giulia Paolucci, Stéphanie Pitiot, Susan Tobiason


  • Past
    Thu 24.2.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 25.2.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 26.2.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 19.3.2022, 20:00 / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
    Sun 20.3.2022, 18:30 / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Access to this event according to 2G plus regulation (fully vaccinated + tested negative on the same day OR triple vaccinated without additional test). It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask, also during the performance. We have increased ticket capacity for this event. As part of this, we have changed our seating plan from chequerboard pattern to full seating in line with the current hygiene measures. Masks (medical or FFP2) are required throughout the event. You can find our hygiene concept here.


Production: Damaged Goods, Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste 2020. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, December Dance (Concertgebouw und Cultuurcentrum Brugge); Festival d’Automne à Paris; théâtre Garonne - scène européenne, Toulouse; Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent; Perpodium. Supported by: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès im Rahmen des “New Settings Program”.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin

You can reach the lower foyer and the main stage of the Volksbühne without any barriers via the main entrance of the theatre. For structural reasons, the (upper) Sternfoyer and the performance venues Roter/Grüner Salon, the 3rd floor and Probebühne are not barrier-free. The Volksbühne has wheelchair seating in the main hall only.

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