Mono Kultur 41 Meg Stuart
Delirious, vulnerable bodies running, stumbling, sliding from ramps, crashing into each other in full flight; ravishing glittery costumes shining with pinkish blue light reflected from a disco ball; whirling dancers in states of trance and abandon; traces of patterns emerging and dissolving: Sketches/Notebook – as any piece by American choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart, really – is an enigmatic and dazzling experience of dance, or rather, dance in its broadest, loosest definition, as an exploration of movement and body. A series of rough sketches and intimate investigations, Sketches/Notebook is a multisensory attack, distilling harmony out of chaos, grace out of roughness, moments of intensity out of daily rituals and gestures. Meg Stuart’s work is not about the elegance and beauty of dance, or at least not in the conventional sense. It is about exploring the outer edges of movement, where bodies age, fail, and surrender, where individual spaces disintegrate and bleed into each other, where physical memories are exposed like open wounds.