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Recording: 2018-08-25 , Tanz im August | HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Constanza Macras | DorkyPark


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

Chatsworth is the name of one of the Indian townships in Durban where Indian immigrants were relocated during apartheid. In “Chatsworth”, Berlin-based choreographer Constanza Macras is interested in showing the diverse ways that the Indian diaspora has found to relate to the intersections of multiculturalism, the global and the local. Traditional Indian dance and drama entangle with contemporary forms and subject matter. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood, the performers immerse in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience: the diasporic self.

Constanza Macras studied dance in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam and at the Merce Cunningham Studios in New York. She has lived in Berlin since 1995. In 2003, together with dramaturg Carmen Mehnert, she founded the company Dorkypark, an interdisciplinary ensemble that works with dance, text, live music, film and has been touring worldwide ever since. In 2008 Macras received the Goethe Institute Award for her piece “Hell on Earth”. In 2010 her Megalopolis won the Faust prize for best choreography. In the same year, Macras was the incumbent of the William L. Abramowitz Residency at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Apart from productions for her own company, Constanza Macras has also created pieces for ensembles such as the Teatro Colón’s Permanent Ballet Company in Buenos Aires and the Göteborg Opera Dance Company. She collaborated with Thomas Ostermeier on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which premiered at the Hellenic Festival in 2006. Constanza Macras has already appeared three times at Tanz im August since 2002.

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TFB Nr. 1222

Cast & Credits

Artistic Direction: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
By and with: Emil Bordás, Avishka Chewpersad, Sivani Chinappan, Fernanda Farah, Manesh Maharaj, Thulani Mgidi, Kamara Naidoo, Priyen Naidoo, Miki Shoji, Vária Linnéa Sjöström, Fana Tshabalala, Yuya Fujinami
Bollywood Choreography: Shampa Gopikrishna
Costume Design: Roman Handt
Stage Design: Irene Pätzug
Video Design: Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann, Dean Hutton
Lighting Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design: Stephan Wöhrmann
Production management: Alisa Golomzina
Pro/Users/imac/Desktop/00_Abspanne_Texte/00Abspann_1216_.txtduction bureau: Helena Casas, Mike Rabenhorst, Edoardo Novelli, Raisa Olekhnovich, Margherita Santini
Distribution & International Relations: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts

Production: Constanza Macras / Dorkypark
Co-Production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Soweto Theatre (Johannesburg)
Funded by: TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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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