“They slip away from each other’s wavering embraces...they chase shadows: their own and the other’s...the awareness of the finite grows.”—De Standaard (Brussels)
American choreographer Meg Stuart and her Damaged Goods company are at the forefront of the international dance scene. Her latest work sees her in a duet with Philipp Gehmacher, an independent choreographer in Vienna. Stuart’s compression of action and expression contrasts sharply with Gehmacher’s emotional rigidity and formal composition. The two subvert expectations with a dance that embraces disconnection and a sense of separation. MAYBE FOREVER conjures potent images of a relationship on the verge and is both deeply touching and deeply troubling in evoking the inevitability of lost love.
Stuart and Damaged Goods have had a significant impact in Europe, and Gehmacher is one of a generation of European choreographers profoundly influenced by her fresh approach. Stuart first appeared at the Wexner Center in 1995 with her breakthrough work, No Longer Readymade. She returned in 1998 for a special collaboration with renowned Columbus-based installation artist Ann Hamilton on appetite, which was co-commissioned by the Wexner Center. Also co-commissioned by the Wexner Center, MAYBE FOREVER is set to a series of pensive ballads sung live by Niko Hafkenscheid, a rising talent from Brussels.
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Added by Wexner Center on November 19, 2007