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Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods at REDCAT

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Photo credit to Eva Wurdinger. Philipp Gehmacher (foreground) and Niko Hafkenscheid (background).

Photo credit to Eva Wurdinger. Philipp Gehmacher (foreground) and Niko Hafkenscheid (background).
REDCAT is bringing an ex-pat home! New Orleans-born, New York-educated and living in Brussels since 1991, Meg Stuart will be staying in LA this Wednesday through Saturday as she and acclaimed Vienna, Austria-based choreographer Philipp Gehmacher present Maybe Forever in our city's home for the new and different. In front of a large-scale visual installation by artist Janina Audick, the two dance artists are joined on stage by Belgian guitarist/composer Niko Hafkenscheid in this dramatic Los Angeles dance theater premiere.

Both collaborating choreographers have individually amassed thick handfuls of international awards and commissions and are considered to be two of Europe's most engaging and eloquent performing artists.

Fueled by hauntingly evocative post-blues songs, promotional materials say that Maybe Forever is a profound and touching duet that beautifully balances the edge-y border between theater and dance. Whirling passions and the fears and anxieties of love are uncovered and then evaporate as in a daydream while Stuart and Gehmacher explore an amped humanity--often idiosyncratic and eccentric in their movement choices and riveting and compelling in performance .

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The New York Times says that Stuart "does not visit these shores often enough [and] a chance to see what she has been up to is not to be missed."

Sounds intriguing!! Check out this link and head to this week's ex-pat compound on Grand Street!

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