Reasons to get excited about “Violet”:

  1. We love an alum! – Meg Stuart is a Tisch graduate, making a triumphal return to NYU on the Skirball stage.
  2. We love to see performers push to the limit – in “Violet,” the abstract and kinetic choreography not only explores the limits of movement but the limits of dance and performance, bringing sculptural aspects to the stage as well.
  3. We love a cross-genre collaboration – in this case, musician Brendan Dougherty accompanies the performance with live electronics and percussion.

Learn more about Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods here.

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Get Into It

“Violet” premiered in 2012. Learn more & watch the trailer (below).

In VIOLET, Meg Stuart turns to movement as its primary motor, pairing choreography with an alchemy of the senses. Perhaps the most abstract piece so far in her long standing career, VIOLET bears Stuart’s unique signature, an art that hones a frail ‘condition humaine’ in its intense physical emergence.

VIOLET (2011) - Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods (anniversary trailer)
Trailer: Violet

From the Archives

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods were last at NYU Skirball in 2018, with Until Our Hearts Stop. Revisit this essay in letters, written by Allyson Green and André Lepecki.

Get Thee to the LIbrary

Recommended readings to get you in gear for the show.

Ramsay Burt, Ungoverning Dance (New York, Oxford University Press, 2017).

Göksu Kunak, Meg Stuart: Make the First Move (Berlin: mono.kultur, 2016).

André Lepecki, Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance (London: Routledge, 2016).

Jeroen Peeters, Bodies As Filters (Maasmechelen: Cultural Centre Maasmechelen, 2004).

Meg Stuart and Jeroen Peeters, Are We There Yet? (Dijon: Presses Du Réel, 2011).

Read All About It

Bomb Magazine | 2008

Catherine Sullivan and Meg Stuart

“Yes, you respond to the place you’re in, but you also bring your interests and needs wherever you go.”

Extra Extra | 2019

Meg Stuart on Embracing Mystery and Unfolding Questions

“What are the unknown forces that move you, and what are you in contact with?”

Spike Magazine | 2018

An interview with Meg Stuart

“The body is not a piano, you know?”

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