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A scene from ‘Violet’

'Violet': an abstract choreography by Meg Stuart

The piece will be performed at Mercat de les Flors by five dancers from her Damaged Goods company.

From 9 to 11 November, the American choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart, winner of the Golden Lion at La Biennale di Venezia for Lifetime Achievement in the category of dance, will present Violet at Mercat de les Flors, featuring the five dancers in her Damaged Goods company.

According to specialized critics, this is one of Stuart’s most abstract works, a choreography in which the dancers reveal simultaneously and singularly an energetic landscape that is a terrain full of options. Their actions are manifestations of emerging phenomena, imperceptible but always active. The name of the piece is, according to its author, due to the fact that violet is the last colour in the spectrum before ultra-violet light, "before the unknown, before the imperceptible". The choreographer affirms that she likes this notion and the fact that "Violet could well be the name of a rock band". So, she says, the dancers feel, "as if they were doing a hard rock concert instead of a dance show".

Damaged Goods, who have been performing  Violet since 2011, will consist, for the Barcelona show,  of Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Mor Demer, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Kotomi Nishiwaki and Roger Sala Reyner, with live music played by Brendan Dougherty.

Meg Stuart lives and works in Berlin and Brussels, and is also very much involved in the New York dance scene. Founded in Brussels in 1994, Damaged Goods have produced some thirty productions, including solo performances and large scale choreographies. Stuart's work revolves around the idea of ​​an uncertain, vulnerable and self-reflective body.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 07 November 2018
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