Programme

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele

UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP

Dance

125 min

How close can we get to one another? Meg Stuart has been dealing with this question now for over two decades. “UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP” is also focused on the search for intimacy, that fleeting form of togetherness that provides such a thrill while it lasts. Six performers constitute a temporary collective which has to cooperate in a challenging and playful way and follow an insane set of rules; indulging in yoga exercises or acrobatics, performing magic tricks and rituals, staging battles and experimenting with skin-on-skin contact beyond the usual inhibitions. It is not so much the themes or the sequence of absurd, tender, aggressive or ecstatic scenes which unites “UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP” as a performance: it is more the rhythm – the ebb and flow, acceleration and stasis – that creates a collective space of desire and illusion. The space is initiated and amplified by the vortex-like, unbridled sound of the jazz trio Samuel Halscheidt (bass), Marc Lohr (drums) and Stefan Rusconi (piano/trumpet). “UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP” is a performative experimental set-up in which the experience of physical limits can explode mental barriers: naked, two people are separated by their skin, but through play, they become one experiential, sensuous organism.

Cast

Choreography: Meg Stuart / Creation & performance: Neil Callaghan, Jared Gradinger, Leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven / Dramaturgy: Jeroen Versteele / Live Music: Samuel Halscheidt, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi / Original music: Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi / Scenography: Doris Dziersk / Costume Design: Nadine Grellinger / Lighting Design: Jurgen Kolb, Gilles Roosen / Sound Design: Richard König / Assistance choreography: Francisco Camacho / Assistance scenography: Giulia Paolucci / Assistant costume: Davy van Gerven / Artistic assistant: Igor Dobricic / Technical direction: Jitske Vandenbussche / Sound design: Richard König / Light: Marlies Jacques / Stage manager: Emmanuel Desmyter / Dresser: Patty Eggerickx / Emma Zune / Tour management: Delphine Vincent / Production management: Sabrina Schmid

Dates

  • Past
    Thu 1.9.2016, 18:00 / HAU2
    Sat 3.9.2016, 17:00 / HAU2
    Wed 18.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 20.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 21.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    German premiere
    Sun 22.10.2017, 17:00 / HAU2
    Wed 24.4.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 25.4.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 26.4.2019, 20:30 / HAU2

Credits

Production: Damaged Goods (Brussels), Münchner Kammerspiele. Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste. Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods are supported by the  Government of Flanders and the  Flemish Community Commission.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Handicapped accessible restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.