• Built to Last

    Photo credit: Eva Würdinger

  • Built to Last

    Photo credit: Eva Würdinger

  • Built to Last

    Photo credit: Tine Declerck

  • Built to Last

    Photo credit: Eva Würdinger

  • Built to Last

    Photo credit: Eva Würdinger

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.

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Abbey Theatre - Abbey Stage

  • Tue 19, Wed 20 May @ 7.30pm
  • Duration - 120 mins (no interval)
  • Full price: €22-€38 / Concession: €20-€34.
  • Post Show Talk: Wed 20 May

'Absurd, ironic, sombre, funny, colourful, engaging and thrilling at the same time ... The human desire for eternity couldn’t be represented better' - Wiener Zeitung

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