For Celestial Sorrow, Meg Stuart collaborates for the first time with Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. Departing from possession and implanted fictional traumas, they create a vibrant world of light and movement, inhabited by three performers and two musicians. Together the group embarks on an exploratory journey, moving through imaginary and invisible spaces, and the voices
that make them resonate.
The Indonesian Jompet Kuswidananto works with various media, from installation and sound to performance and theatre. In each case he explores the history of Indonesia and the complexity of contemporary existence in a globalised world. In his practice he focuses on themes including politics, colonialism, power and the mass mobilisation in Indonesia following the resignation of President Soeharto.
choreography: Meg Stuart - installation: Jompet Kuswidananto - created with & performed by: Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet & Claire Vivianne Sobottke - music: Mieko Suzuki & Ikbal Simamora Lubys - production: Damaged Goods - co-production: EUROPALIA INDONESIA, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kaaitheater, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, PACT Zollverein, Tanzquartier Wien
Celestial Sorrow is commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund
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