NYU Skirball will present the U.S. premiere of Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods’ Until Our Hearts Stop, choreographed by Meg Stuart, on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm.
In UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP, six performers and a three-piece, onstage jazz band, find themselves in an unreliable, high-octane refuge, both nightclub and an arena: a place of desire and illusion, experiencing extreme intimacy at each other’s hands. To the sound of throbbing basses, piano and drums – a mix between improvisation and composition – they connect and explore each other, drawing the audience into their immersive world. Stuart drew inspiration from people who retreat from the real world and construct their own, fantastic set of rules. The performers are forced to connect in uncomfortable, yet playful ways. Navigating between naivety and despair, they are dreamers who long for reality and seek new forms of appearance.
Note: This performance contains graphic nudity and is recommended for ages 18+.