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Wednesday 23 March 2005 – deSingel, 13h30-17h00, free entrance. Organisation: Sarma & deSingel, in collaboration with Damaged Goods

Sarma and deSingel organise a discussion afternoon about FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS by Damaged Goods and par b.l.eux, which is presented in deSingel from March 22 until 26. Focus of the talks is the working and collaborative processes of this performance by choreographers Meg Stuart and Benoît Lachambre and musician Hahn Rowe.

The afternoon will be presented and moderated by Steven De Belder (Sarma).

Bios of the participants

Myriam Van Imschoot is a free lance researcher in dance, operating from Brussels. Her work knows a variety of emanations as well as affiliations (Universities of Louvain and Antwerp, Kunstwerk, etc). A former critic and writer she founded SARMA, an online platform for dance and performance criticism. In 2004 she curated the three week event ‘Connexive #1: Vera Mantero’ at Vooruit in Ghent and was a dramaturgical agent in Forgeries, Love and Other Matters, a collaborative piece of Meg Stuart,Benoît Lachambre and Hahn Rowe. She is currently active as a mentor at PARTS and preparing a publication on dance scores for the magazine Multitudes, in collaboration with the visual artist Ludovic Burel.

Brussels-based musician, producer, sound designer Michael Floyd began a polyfacetic career in music and sound as an apprentice to master producer/remixer Mark Saunders in New York. He started composing music-and-sound scores for contemporary dance in 1999, and went on to work with a number of downtown New York choreographers including John Jasperse. He has since received commissions from national theaters in France and Greece. His remix credits include David Byrne, Femi Kuti, the Cure, and Sean Paul. He is also one half of Transdub Massiv, a new-school dub project soon to be released through Nocturne courtesy of Mystic Urchin Music.

Jorge Leon studied film in Brussels (INSAS) and works as photographer and videomaker, with a.o. Eric Pauwels, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Xavier Lukomski, Olga de Soto, Ana Torfs, Meg Stuart, Benoit Lachambre,Loredana Bianconi… His photographic works have been exhibited in Belgium and abroad and were published in different newspapers and magazines (Le Soir, De Morgen, New York Times, Papel Alpha, Sunday Telegraph, Vogue …). In 2002 he created the film "De sable et de Ciment/ Lettre à Élias". He's currently working on a feature film documentary "Vous Êtes Ici".

The American composer and multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe already moves more than twenty years between rock, electronic music, improvisation and new music. He worked together with a.o. Hugo Largo, David Byrne, Moby, Swans, Michael Stipe, … and also composed music for films like Clean, Shaven by Lodge Kerrigan, Spring Forward by Tom Gilroy and Married in America by Michael Apted. Hahn Rowe created the music of Disfigure Study (1991), No Longer Readymade (1993) and Swallow My Yellow Smile (1994), collaborated to four editions of Crash Landing and composed and performs the music live of FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS.

Jeroen Peeters was trained in art history and philosophy and is currently working as art critic and dramaturg in Brussels and Berlin. He reviews dance for the Flemish daily De Morgen and is editor of Sarma.be, on line platform for dance and performance criticism. At the moment he is artistic collaborator of Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and Paul Deschanel Movement Research Group.

Benoît Lachambre works as a choreographer and dancer since the early eighties. He founded his own company par b.l.eux in 1996 in Montreal. His choreographic work includes a.o. Confort et Complaisance (2000), Reverse me not … How about now (2002) and 100 Rencontres (2003). In 2004 he invited Meg Stuart and musician Hahn Rowe to participate to Not to Know, an improvisation project he initiated together with Andrew Harwood. Benoît Lachambre worked together with Meg Stuart before: as a performer in No Longer Readymade (1993), as her assistant in Swallow My Yellow Smile (1994) and as a guest in Crash Landing@Wien (1997). He also worked with other choreOgrpahers such as Lynda gaudreau and Boris Charmatz.

Choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart developed her first choreographies in New York in the eighties. On the invitation of Klapstuk 91 she created her first evening-length piece Disfigure Study. Around 1994 she started, together with her Brussels based company Damaged Goods, a series of collaborations with visual artists o.a. Lawrence Malstaf, Bruce Mau, Gary Hill and Ann Hamilton. During the year 2000 until the spring of 2001, Meg Stuart and Damaged Goods created, in close collaboration with director Stefan Pucher and video artist Jorge Leon, the location project Highway 101. From 2001 until 2004 Meg Stuart and Damaged Goods were ‘artists in residence’ at Schauspielhaus Zürich, where Alibi , Visitors Only and FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS were created. From 2003 on the company also started a partnership with Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

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Author Title Publication Year
Myriam Van Imschoot Other matters: First letter on dramaturgy Sarma 2005
Myriam Van Imschoot Other matters: Second letter on dramaturgy Sarma 2005
Michael Floyd, Hahn Rowe Other matters: conversation between Michael Floyd and Hahn Rowe Sarma 2005
Jorge Leon, Meg Stuart Other matters: Jorge Leon in conversation with Meg Stuart Sarma 2005
Benoît Lachambre, Jeroen Peeters Other matters: Jeroen Peeters in conversation with Benoît Lachambre Sarma 2005
Jeroen Peeters Clutter in the soul’s landscape De Morgen 2004
Bojana Cvejic, Benoît Lachambre, Meg Stuart The duos: conversation between Bojana Cvéjic, Meg Stuart and Benoît Lachambre Sarma 2004
Pieter T'Jonck 'Forgeries, Love and Other Matters' voor het eerst in België: 'Een relatiekomedie à la Woody Allen' De Tijd 2004
Pieter T'Jonck Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre en Hahn Rowe De Morgen 2008
Jeroen Peeters Rommel in het landschap van de ziel De Morgen 2004
Pieter T'Jonck Liefdesbeelden: GERECENSEERD DANSTHEATER De Tijd 2004
Jeroen Peeters Animal Dramaturgies Sarma 2013
Jeroen Peeters Waanbeelden en verspillingsrituelen De Morgen 2004
Trajal Harrell Interview with Meg Stuart Movement Research Performance Journal 2008
Pieter T'Jonck Kunst, spektakel en navelstaren De Tijd 2004
Pieter T'Jonck Een trap in de kont van het Franse theater De Tijd 2004
Esther Boldt In the Picking Field Corpus 2010
Fransien van der Putt Jeroen Peeters (ed.): Are we here yet? Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart Etcetera 2010
Esther Boldt Im Klaubwerk Corpus 2010
Jeroen Peeters Sarma: het archief als discursieve werkplaats De Witte Raaf 2011

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