Performances

Meg Stuart / Philipp Gehmacher
Maybe Forever - Artist's Talk

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 12.06.2007

Ort: TQW / Halle G

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From improvisation to stage work, MAYBE FOREVER developed as an intensive dialogue. The starting point for this opening up to one another was a shared interest in themes such as absence and distance, loss and transience. In the stage set by Janina Audick, which evokes associations with concert rooms or cinemas, but also with crematoria, the artists Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher, working together for the first time in a stage work, seem to be tiny figurines – exposed to the wishes and melancholy of their opposite number. With the musical accompaniment by Niko Hafkenscheid, the audience is the witness to an intimate encounter that has an exciting and productive effect on the choreographic style of the two acclaimed artistic personalities: Gehmacher’s minimalistic severity is opened up, Meg Stuart’s expressive body language acquires a fresh accentuation.

Credits

 

Choreography and dance: Meg Stuart & Philipp Gehmacher; live music: Niko Hafkenscheid; dramaturgy: Myriam Van Imschoot; lighting design: Jan Maertens; stage set and costumes: Janina Audick; music and sound: Vincent Malstaf; choreographic assistance: Sigal Zouk; production management: Tanja Thomsen; assistance stage set and costumes: Inga Timm

 

Production: Damaged Goods, Mumbling Fish. Co-production: Kaaitheater / Brussels, Wexner Center for the Arts/Columbus, Ohio, Théâtre de la Ville/Paris, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz/Berlin. With the support of the City of Vienna (Philipp Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish) and the government of Flanders and the Flemish community commission (Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods).

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