Meg Stuart & Jompet Kuswidananto/Damaged Goods: Celestial Sorrow
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Meg Stuart & Jompet Kuswidananto/Damaged Goods: Celestial Sorrow

Meg Stuart, Celestial Sorrow. Photo: © Laura Van Severen.

“When the lights of Celestial Sorrow are switched on again … all you can say is: this is exactly what I wanted to see onstage, a work like no other.” —Mouvement

Meg Stuart continually invents new presentation contexts and movement languages in collaboration with artists from diverse disciplines. In an immersive installation made with celebrated Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto, Stuart creates a vibrant world of light, movement, and music inhabited by three performers and two musicians. Possession, implanted fictional traumas, imaginary and invisible spaces, and the voices that make them resonate are just some of the starting points for an adventurous leap into unknown territories. Created with and performed by Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, and Claire Vivianne Sobottke, with live music by Mieko Suzuki and Ikbal Simamora Lubys.

Walker Commission

Note: performance includes smoke and incense.

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  • Meg Stuart: A Refracted Portrait, including the Walker co-commission Celestial Sorrow, is supported with funds provided by the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19, initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI); and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Additional support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David & Leni Moore Family Foundation and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund.

  • Goethe Institut

    Celestial Sorrow and An evening of solos and duets are productions of Damaged Goods (Brussels).  Coproduction support for Celestial Sorrow provided by EUROPALIA INDONESIA, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen), and Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna).