Germany / Belgium
Built to Last (Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods / Münchner Kammerspiele)
What is it that music unleashes in us? Celebrated choreographer Meg Stuart creates a time machine for five performers, confronting them with a tidal wave of monumental music through the ages. Acting and reacting to works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Schönberg, and other seminal composers, the cast heroically journeys through the history of dance – and possibly into its future.
Time and again they adapt to shifting worlds with complex and subtle variations in their movement. These encounters offer a glimpse into the essence of human vulnerability and desire. As we continually reinvent ourselves, is it possible for anything to be Built to Last?
A key figure in contemporary dance, Meg Stuart and her company Damaged Goods make their Irish debut to open the 2015 Dublin Dance Festival.