Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods – Disfigure Study

Meg Stuart developed her movement language in her first full-length choreography “Disfigure Study” (1991) that she created for the Klapstuk Festival in Leuven. The title is by all means programmatic: Stuart shows disfigured body and movement studies and proposes the idea of shifts as a physical concept. The lighting cuts out limbs and sets them apart, hands are observed as though they were foreign, bodies tremble in eruptive shocks. Stuart focuses on the representation of bodies, also – and specifically – those on stage. In contrast and great distance to the integrated and virtuous body images in 1980s dance, Disfigure Study creates multiple, divided and sectioned bodies whose extremities are free to enter new connections.


About Andreia Sofia Paixao

I’m an architect but at the moment I’m doing a PhD in the “Architecture of Contemporary Metropolitan Territories” at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). I have worked teaching children in a primary school, in performance studies and as a production assistant in dance and events on ecological themes. PhD Researcher _ Architecture / Contemporary Dance / Permaculture My research is situated at the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, public art and urban development.

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