Watch: Meg Stuart—A Refracted Portrait
Skip to main content
Fourth Wall

Meg Stuart’s A Refracted Portrait

In this new Artspeaks video, choreographer Meg Stuart discusses the source material and ideas that drive her dances: from how thoughts move to physical and emotional states, subtle geometries, and gestures. Made on the occasion of her April 2019 residency at the Walker, the video includes footage of An evening of solos and duets, a retrospective dance that revisits 30 years of work, and the Walker commission Celestial Sorrow, made by Stuart and Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. A key aspect of Stuart’s practice, discussed here, is the connection of artistic languages through simple exercises like contact improvisation, and more elaborate forms of collaboration with visual artists.

Get Walker Reader in your inbox. Sign up to receive first word about our original videos, commissioned essays, curatorial perspectives, and artist interviews.