Choreographer Meg Stuart Wins Grand Prix de la danse de Montreal 2014

“‘Built to Last’ – Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele”

[Montreal, QC] – Quebecor is proud to be associated with the Prix de la danse de Montréal for the fourth consecutive year as the presenter of the Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal. The award is accompanied by a $15,000 purse donated by Quebecor and private donors. This year’s winner is Meg Stuart, an American choreographer and dancer who presented her piece Built to Last at the Festival TransAmériques in May 2014. The Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal is awarded to a Canadian or foreign artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the dissemination and advancement of dance. The artist must have presented a work in Montréal between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. The winner is chosen by a jury composed primarily of dance professionals.

“Quebecor has been supporting the Prix de la danse de Montréal since its inception,” said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. “The awards recognize the talents and exceptional contributions of dance artists while positioning Montréal as a vibrant centre of dance creation and dissemination. We congratulate Meg Stuart, the recipient of the Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal 2014, and Marie Chouinard, the originator of the Prix de la danse de Montréal.”

About Meg Stuart

Meg Stuart is an American choreographer and dancer who lives and works in Berlin and Brussels. Stuart and her company Damaged Goods have worked on over thirty productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies and including site-specific creations, installations and improvisation projects. She strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Stuart’s choreographic work revolves around the idea of an uncertain body, one that is vulnerable and self-reflexive.

Her work has travelled the international theatre circuit and also been presented at Documenta X in Kassel (1997), at Manifesta7 in Bolzano (2008) and at PERFORMA09 in New York. In 2008, Meg Stuart received a Bessie Award for her oeuvre and a Flemish Culture Award in the category of the performing arts. The Akademie der Künste awarded Meg Stuart the Konrad-Wolf-Preis in 2012. More recently, Tanz Magazine honored her as Choreographer of the Year 2014. Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods are associate artists at the Münchner Kammerspiele and have an on-going collaboration with the Kaaitheater (Brussels) and the HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

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