American choreographer Meg Stuart will bring her show An Evening of Solo Works to Melbourne's Dancehouse for two performances only this March 23 and 24.
As founder of Brussels dance company Damaged Goods, Stuart has created over 30 works in her career that cover a number of mediums — this has seen her collaborate with visual artists and musicians and dabbling in theatre as well as dance. She received the Gold Lion for Lifetime Achievement from La Biennale di Venezia this year.
This work showcases the oeuvre of the choreographer, and will headline the public program for this year's Keir Choreographic Award in Sydney, where it will have its Australian premiere. Stuart says her work "navigates the tension between dance and theatre, thought and action, remembering and forgetting". Through the evening, she will explore everyday movements and emotional states through one of her main tools: improvisation.
An Evening of Solo Works will incorporate both performance from her own body of work as well as excerpts from full-length pieces Stuart has performed in the past. It will demonstrate just how the choreographer has developed her own language and creation methods through her work.