Production Details / Press Releases
In CASCADE Meg Stuart and seven dancers seek a foothold in the tides of time, giving themselves up to gravity in a desire to overcome transience and linearity. Bodies become unbalanced in a cosmic setting, clutch at one another, cover rough ground and lose their orientation. Complex rhythmic structures contain the promise of a new era on the brink. Interruption becomes the driving force in a game of refusal and solicitude. What dreams must we leave behind? CASCADE invokes a physical and mental abandonment to uncertainty: a free fall in the falling apart of time.
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TFB Nr. 1632
Cast & Credits
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
Assistance Scenography: Élodie Dauguet
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić
Music Composition: Brendan Dougherty
Live Music Philipp Danzeisen & Rubén Orio
Text: Tim Etchells
Costumes: Aino Laberenz
Assistance Costumes: Gabi Bartels
Assistance Creation: Ana Rocha
Technical Director: Jitske Vandenbussche
Assistant Technical Director Tom De Langhe/ Lighting: Nico de Rooij
Sound Design: Vagelis Tsatsis
Stage Manager: Kevin Strik
Production Management: Delphine Vincent, Ana Rocha, Eline Verzelen
A production by Damaged Goods, Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Ruhrtriennale – Festival der Künste 2020, in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, December Dance (Concertgebouw und Cultuurcentrum Brugge); Festival d’Automne à Paris; théâtre Garonne – scène européenne, Toulouse; Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent; Perpodium.
Supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès im Rahmen des “New Settings Program”.
With thanks to Sofia Borges, Francisco Camacho, Jorge de Hoyos, Sofie Durnez, Samuli Emery, Caitlin Fisher, Vincent Malstaf, Giulia Paolucci, Stéphanie Pitiot, Susan Tobiason.
Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and Lottostiftung Berlin.
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):