MAY 2017
31 May - 20:00 - GHENT BE
NTGent Minnemeers
JUNE 2017
01 Jun - 20:00 - GHENT BE
NTGent Minnemeers
02 Jun - 20:00 - GHENT BE
NTGent Minnemeers
16 Jun - 21:30 - PORTO PT
Fundação de Serralves
17 Jun - 18:00 - PORTO PT
Fundação de Serralves
22 Jun - 21:30 - LISBON PT
Teatro Maria Matos
23 Jun - 21:30 - LISBON PT
Teatro Maria Matos
24 Jun - 21:30 - LISBON PT
Teatro Maria Matos
SEPTEMBER 2017
FEBRUARY 2018
01 Feb - ANTWERP BE
deSingel
02 Feb - ANTWERP BE
deSingel
03 Feb - ANTWERP BE
deSingel
07 Feb - PARIS FR
Centre Pompidou
08 Feb - PARIS FR
Centre Pompidou
09 Feb - PARIS FR
Centre Pompidou
JUNE 2018
01 Jun - 20:30 - BRUSSELS BE
Kaaitheater
02 Jun - 20:30 - BRUSSELS BE
Kaaitheater

The American Meg Stuart and the Portuguese Francisco Camacho, both choreographer and dancer, worked together for the first time on Stuart's debut evening-length work Disfigure Study. Their second collaboration, BLESSED, had its premiere in Ghent (BE) in 2007. Now, ten years later, this production is still on the living repertoire performed by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods. This is not a dusty revival, but more of a deeper exploration by Francisco Camacho, for whom this choreography was created.

Even after a decade Camacho continues to propel himself forward in his cardboard pseudo-paradise, tormented by unceasing rain, holding on desperately to a world that has long been in ruins. Though a work of great somberness focusing on the unrelenting struggle for life, BLESSED comforts us with the sensitive power of the aesthetics of destruction. Our world of artificial gadgets, role models and external appearances is breached by the most basic fundamentals. To the accompaniment of a musical composition written and performed by Hahn Rowe, BLESSED thus outlines the slow loss of an illusion, down to the last shred.

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choreography
Meg Stuart

created with and performed by
Francisco Camacho, Abraham Hurtado & Kotomi Nishiwaki

music
Hahn Rowe

Die Welt (2008)