Martin Argyroglo

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

02.12 - 03.12
  • Fri 02.12
    20:00 - 21:45
    Opera Gent
    Past event
  • Sat 03.12
    20:00 - 21:45
    Opera Gent
    Past event

Seven performers resist the ravages of time


In ‘CASCADE’,  Meg Stuart and seven dancers search for ways to resist the ravages of time. In complex rhythms and structures, they propel their bodies and imaginations into a different reality, where the inevitable is remembered. Teetering on the edge of uncertainty, the dancers wonder what kind of dream they have to give up in order to keep dreaming, what kind of body they need to keep going. 

‘CASCADE’ is a free fall into the maelstrom of time and a surrender to the elusive Other. This show marks Philippe Quesne’s first collaboration with Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods as a scenographer. Brendan Dougherty composed the music, which is performed live by two drummers.


Martin Argyroglo

“Meg Stuart has been making groundbreaking dance theatre for thirty years, but every time you get the feeling: I ain’t seen nothing yet”

Charlotte De Somviele, De Standaard

The cast


choreography: Meg Stuart - created with & performed by: Pieter Ampe, Jayson Batut, Mor Demer, Davis Freeman, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Renan Martins de Oliveira & Isabela Fernandes Santana - scenography & light design: Philippe Quesne - dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić - music composition: Brendan Dougherty - live music: Philipp Danzeisen and Špela Mastnak  - costume design: Aino Laberenz - text: Tim Etchells/Damaged Goods - assistant scenography: Elodie Dauguet - assistant costumes: Patty Eggerick - assistant creation: Ana Rocha 

technical team creation
technical direction: Jitske Vandenbussche - assistant technical director: Tom De Langhe - light: Nico de Rooij - sound design: Richard König -production management: Delphine Vincent, Ana Rocha, Eline Verzelen 

touring crew
technical coordinator Tom De Langhe - light: Nico de Rooij - sound: Vagelis Tsatsis - stage manager: Kevin Strik - stagehand: Matty Zighem - dresser: Emma Zune - tour manager: Delphine Vincent - rehearsal director: Jorge de Hoyos

many thanks to Sofia Borges, Francisco Camacho, Jorge de Hoyos, Sofie Durnez, Samuli Emery, Caitlin
Fisher, Kobe Le Duc, Vincent Malstaf, Giulia Paolucci, Stéphanie Pitiot, Susan Tobiason
production: Damaged Goods, Nanterre-Amandiers, PACT Zollverein & Ruhrtriennale / Festival der Künste - supported by: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program - co-production: December Dance (Concertgebouw & Cultuurcentrum Brugge), Festival d’Automne à Paris, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Perpodium, Théâtre Garonne - scène européenne & Arts Centre VIERNULVIER