Competition: US & Canada
Meg Stuart, born in New Orleans, is a choreographer, director, and dancer who lives between Berlin and Brussels. With her company, Damaged Goods, founded in 1994, she has created over thirty productions, ranging from solos and duets to large-scale choreographies, video works, and site-specific creations. She was the artistic director of TanzKongress’19 Dresden and is co-founder of the collective artist group ZeroPoint (2022). Since her first piece, Disfigure Study (1991), she has developed an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to dance, driven by experimentation and improvisation, and centered around themes of identity, memory, and the unseen forces that move through the body and the energetic landscapes we inhabit. Stuart’s work travels the international theatre circuit and has been presented at Documenta X in Kassel (1997), at Manifesta7 in Bolzano (2008), and at PERFORMA09 and MoMa (2013) in New York. She received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale di Venezia in 2018, a Bessie Award in 2008, the Deutscher Tanzpreis (2018), the Grand Prix de la Danse de Montréal (2014), and the Konrad-Wolf-Preis (2012). The books Are We Here Yet? (2010, 2014) and Let’s Not Get Used to This Place (2023) document her artistic practice and oeuvre.