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Performance Review: Meg Stuart @ REDCAT

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photo of Meg Stuart in Maybe Forever by Eva Wurdinger
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>Born in New Orleans forty-odd years ago, choreographer/performer Meg Stuart came to REDCAT last week with a lot under her belt. After spending her collegiate years at New York University, she danced with Trisha Brown alumnus Randy Warshaw’s company before being offered an opportunity to showcase and develop her own voice in Brussels, Belgium 15 years ago. Since this relocation, she has been afforded state support from the arts-aware nation where she lives, as well as commissions from international funders and collaborating artists and presenters.

Last week, she and fellow choreographer/performer Philipp Gehmacher brought Maybe Forever to REDCAT and the two artists flexed some of their European-developed muscles. Both have established their own companies in their current homelands, Stuart’s Damaged Goods and Gehmacher’s Mumbling Fish in Vienna and both have forged careers and strong identities independent of one other.