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Recording: 2014-12-01 , Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Constanza Macras | DorkyPark

The Past

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Production Details / Press Releases

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In THE PAST, Constanza Macras explore the art of memory, or ars memoriae, in which memories are particularly strongly associated with physical locations, rooms and architecture. Created with the collaboration of Swiss-Italian music composer Oscar Bianchi, who composed the music, the starting point for this piece was the city as a concrete geographical location, as an anchor for memory, a mental picture and a cast of mind. What happens with our memories, what happens to those who are remembering when these physical places are destroyed?

The actions of the performers on stage refer to the ancient techniques of ars memoriae, whereby in order to recall the thing to be remembered, we first have to find and organize our impressions. At the heart of this mnemonic technique is spatial orientation. How do we use rooms and places to remember?

THE PAST explores architectonic places as narrative instruments of our history – in the rewriting of history, for overcoming the wounds of the past, and for understanding contemporary events (personal and global) as part of a constant cycle that we experience as the passing of time.

Cast & Credits

Director and choreography: Constanza Macras
Music and composition: Oscar Bianchi
From: With: Louis Becker, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Luc Guiol, Miako Klein, Nile Koetting, Johanna Lemke, Ana Mondini, Felix Saalmann, Miki Shoji, Michael Weilacher
Musicians: Miako Klein / Michael Weilacher
Stage: Laura Gamberg / Chika Takabayashi
Costumes: Allie Saunders
Costume assistant: Daphna Munz
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
Light: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Production: Katharina Wallisch
Production office: René Dombrowski
A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden in coproduction with Schaubühne Berlin. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes through the Doppelpass program with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Kurfürstendamm 153
10709 Berlin

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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