Please note: This performance contains graphic nudity and is recommended for ages 18+. 

“A Bauschian take on intimacy…. The performers gasp, pant and get squashed. They pull their clothes on and off. The manic succession of intimacies – lick this, bite this – mocks the rigidly sequential choreography of porn…But it’s all done with a bouncy good cheer.” – the Guardian (U.K.)

In Until Our Hearts Stop, an American premiere, six performers and three musicians find themselves in a place that is both a nightclub and an arena: an unreliable, high-octane refuge, a place of desire and illusion, experiencing extreme intimacy at each other’s hands. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition – they connect and explore each other, drawing the audience into their immersive world.

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Meg Stuart is the recent recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance from the Venice Biennale. Stuart is a New Orleans-born choreographer and dancer living and working in Berlin and Brussels. Stuart moved to New York in 1983 and was actively involved in the downtown New York dance scene. Together with her company, Damaged Goods, she has created over 30 stage works, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies, sitespecific creations and improvisation projects. Stuart strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theater. Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods has an on-going collaboration with Kaaitheater (Brussels) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

choreography Meg Stuart
created with and performed by Neil Callaghan, Jared Gradinger, Leyla Postalcioglu, Maria F. Scaroni,
Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Kristof Van Boven
dramaturgy Jeroen Versteele
live music by Samuel Halscheidt, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi
original music created by Paul Lemp, Marc Lohr, Stefan Rusconi
scenography Doris Dziersk
costume design Nadine Grellinger
light design Jurgen Kolb, Gilles Roosen
production Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele
co-production PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste

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Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Until Our Hearts Stop
Maarten Vanden Abeele
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Until Our Hearts Stop
Maarten Vanden Abeele
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Until Our Hearts Stop
Iris Janke
Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods: Until Our Hearts Stop
Iris Janke
Rehearsing UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP: The music they play
Short documentary UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP