Meg Stuart & Jompet Kuswidananto / Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

Kombiticket Tanz-Spezial: "Eye Sea" & "Celestial Sorrow"


German /  English /  Language no problem /  approx. 100 min.

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Dark and Light, the unconscious and the conscious – in “Celestial Sorrow,” everything seems to communicate with each other. For the HAU co-production, Meg Stuart, who received the Biennale de Venezia’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, collaborated for the first time with the visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. In each of his works he researches the history of Indonesia and the complexity of existence in a globalized world. Departing from fictional traumas, Stuart and Kuswidananto create a vibrant world of light and movement, inhabited by three performers (Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Vivianne Sobottke) and two musicians (Mieko Suzuki, Ikbal Simamora Lubys). Together the group embarks on an ex­ploratory journey, moving through imaginary and invisible spaces.


Choreography: Meg Stuart / Installation: Jompet Kuswidananto / Created with & performance: Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Vivianne Sobottke / Live music: Mieko Suzuki, Ikbal Simamora Lubys / Light desing: Jan Maertens / Costume: Jean-Paul Lespagnard / Dramaturgy: Jeroen Versteele / Sound design: Richard König / Assistance costume design: Coline Firket, Isabelle Lhoas / Rehearsal coach: Joséphine Evrard / Technical direction: Jitske Vandenbussche / Technical assistance: Kobe Le Duc / Light: Britt De Jonghe / Stage technician: Siemen Van Gaubergen / Dresser: Patty Eggerickx / Tour management: Delphine Vincent / Production management: Nara Virgens, Delphine Vincent


  • Past
    Berlin Premiere
    Wed 11.12.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 12.12.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 13.12.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 14.12.2019, 19:00 / HAU2

Dance Special in December: When you buy a ticket for “Celestial Sorrow” or “A Love Supreme”, or present one that you’ve already bought, you will receive a ticket for “Eye Sea” at the discounted price of only 5 euros!


Production: Damaged Goods. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, EUROPALIA INDONESIA, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Kaaitheater (Brüssel), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier Wien (Wien). Commissioned work: Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund. Thanks to: Franziska Dieterich, Ingrid Müller-Farny, Muhammad Nur Qomaruddin, Isabelle Pauwelyn, Arco Renz, Margaux Schwarz. Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the Flemish authorities and the Flemish Community Commission.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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