Five dancers reveal simultaneously and singularly an energetic landscape, a charged terrain of options. Their actions are manifestations of surging phenomena, imperceptible but always active. VIOLET is a steep descent into a maelstrom, a swirl of energetic patterns and kinetic sculptures full of detail, partnered live on stage by musician Brendan Dougherty on electronics and percussion.

In VIOLET, Meg Stuart turns to movement as its primary motor, pairing choreography with an alchemy of the senses. Perhaps the most abstract piece so far in her long standing career, VIOLET bears Stuart’s unique signature, an art that hones a frail ‘condition humaine’ in its intense physical emergence.


Choreography Meg Stuart
Created with and performed by Alexander Baczynski-Jenkins, Varinia Canto Vila, Adam Linder, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Roger Sala Reyner
Currently performed by Varinia Canto Vila, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Roger Sala Reyner
Previously also performed by Todd McQuade, Laurie Young, Joséphine Evrard (in season 12|13), Mor Demer (in season 18|19)
Live music Brendan Dougherty
Dramaturgy Myriam Van Imschoot
Scenography Janina Audick
Light design Jan Maertens
Costumes Nina Kroschinske
Sound design Richard König


© Tine Declerck
© Tine Declerck
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© Laura Van Severen