Thu 4 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Damaged Goods choreographer and performer Meg Stuart on receiving the Grand Prix de la Danse de Montréal 2014!
This annual award celebrates the excellence of a dance artist who has presented his/her work in Montreal during the last season. The jury awards Stuart for her outstanding contribution to the promotion and advancement of dance.
“This artist, who is a true representative of her generation, possesses an unbridled imagination. She surrounds herself with strong creative personalities, respecting their input and giving them the space they need in order to make the absolute best of every collaboration. The jury particularly wanted to acknowledge her exploration of a different perception of the body, and her courage in creating works that disturb and disorient. Meg Stuart’s strong link to Montreal and her recurrent presence there was also a decisive factor. A sought-after teacher and multi-disciplinary artist, she has been the subject of numerous academic papers and specialized publications that testify to the richness and resonance of her career as a dancer and prolific choreographer.” - From the jury report
Dublin Dance Festival is honoured that Meg and her company Damaged Goods will kick off the 2015 Festival next May with new show BUILT TO LAST at the Abbey Theatre.