Meg Stuart: female brutalism tinged by vulnerability


At left, a portrait of the expatriate choreographer Meg Stuart who is visiting Los Angeles this week.

Her bravura solo, “Hunter” will be  performed at REDCAT this weekend.

Many choreographers in Los Angeles will find Meg fascinating and real. I am personally very attracted by her distinctive brand of female brutalism — mixing raw emotion and vulnerability.

She creates mise-en-scenes of immense theatricality, employing video projection, rudimentary art objects and eerie soundtracks.

And she is an ace performer.


photo credit: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times

An Evening with Meg Stuart | in conversation with dance critic Debra Levine | Goethe Insitut | Tues Jan 24, 7 pm
HUNTER Meg Stuart
| REDCAT | Jan 26 – 28

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