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Meg Stuart's NSFW Choreography Explores Extreme Intimacy

Meg Stuart's Until Our Hearts Stop. Photo by Iris Janke, Courtesy Helene Davis Public Relations

American choreographer Meg Stuart, who is based in Brussels and Berlin, brings her wildly unpredictable choreography to the Skirball Center. For this production, Until Our Hearts Stop (2015), the international cast of six dancers and three musicians aims to recapture a sense of free play. But Stuart's version of "play" contains as much struggle and strangeness as delight. The dancers in her company, Damaged Goods, get tangled in a physical intimacy that can be either sensitive or bizarre. May 4–5. nyuskirball.org.

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