What is possible on stage? The productions of the Grammar of Stage series focus on this specific question. Language, rhythm, dramaturgy, sequence, composition and deconstruction – to infiltrate the inner workings of the stage. In his pieces one and many, Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner will make use of the stage as if it was a playground and he will transform it into a platform on which corporeal and virtual reality meet. With Meg Stuart & Tim Etchells, two masters of the stage will join up and show how one can create entire worlds out of sheer nothingness – movement with Stuart, language with Etchells. In If What Could Be Is How Why Not, visual artist Andrea Maurer will dismantle a monologue set in an unconventional stage setting. Finally, Jan Martens’ dance performance Rule of Three will be pure kinaesthetics, a choreography analytically disassembled and reconstructed from bodies, light, music, costumes and text.
Meg Stuart & Tim Etchells, Shown and Told © Tine Declerck