Soft Wear

I always like to borrow terms from other fields for the movement research. In Soft Wear, the term morphing entered the Damaged Goods lexicon. The solo explores dancing not only fluid movements but a liquid identity. An image is projected and dissolved as soon as it resonates. Every single movement proposed a different body, and the result were some frightening mutations of figures irritatingly familiar. I played with clichés of femininity. Perhaps it is the only piece that was in many ways informed by pop culture: Varinia Canto Vila and I developed two simultaneous versions extending the morphing process to our own identity as improvisers.
Meg Stuart - Brussels, 2004


Choreography and dance Meg Stuart
Created with Varinia Canto Vila and performed by her as part of Highway 101 at the Kaaitheaterstudio's, Brussels
Music Bart Aga, Stefan Pucher
Production Damaged Goods
Co-production Schauspielhaus Zurich, Kaaitheater / Bruxelles/Brussel 2000 (Brussels), Wiener Festwochen / (Vienna), Centre Georges Pompidou / Festival d'Automne (Paris), Rotterdamse Schouwburg / Rotterdam 2001 / TENT
Supported by the American Center Foundation (Paris), the Bohen Foundation (Paris) and l'AFAA (Paris)

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