Meg Stuart & Mark Tompkins

One Shot

Afterwards: Book presentation / Moderation: Astrid Kaminski


English / approx. 120 mins.

Meg Stuart and performer and choreographer Mark Tompkins have shared their passion for improvisation since 2016. They are giving workshops, collected texts and images, created a duet and a book. In their improvised performance at HAU, they offer an encounter through touch, energetic exchanges and shared fictions. Accompanied by the musician Hahn Rowe, they follow a set of key words used in improvisation, a simple game of chance begins. After the performance, the artists will present the recently published “One Shot”, a book about the labyrinth of real-time composition.

“Born in the United States, Meg and I have spent most of our adult lives in Europe. Exiled by destiny and by choice, we have both embraced and rejected our original culture. From this estrangement, and also because of it, we have developed a critical distance to ourselves and others. Too close, too far, the gaze of the witness. Watching the world in this way is intimately related to our research, our transmission, and our performances. We share the same desire for transmutation and a profound belief in doubt. Our dialogue is a subtle and exciting chemistry, and our agreements and frictions enrich our understanding of composition.”
Mark Tompkins                                                                                     

“My work navigates the tension between dance and theatre, thought and action, memories and forgetfulness.
 Scenarios, written on our bodies, contain unfinished stories of ourselves and others.”
Meg Stuart


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    Sun 12.2.2023, 17:00 / HAU1


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