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Recording: 2019-05-17 , Volksbühne Berlin (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Constanza Macras | DorkyPark

Der Palast

Volksbühne Berlin

Production Details / Press Releases

“Everyone knows about the transformation of Berlin’s centre since the fall of the wall: crumbling old buildings were occupied and filled with new life, the city developed into a point of synergy for creative and party people. This shift towards gentrification, however, also seems to come along with a cultural levelling, in which the taste of a global, well-situated middle class takes top priority. Der Palast grapples with this set of problems by, on the one hand, focusing the work on the architecture, and on the other, revealing both the city’s and its residents’ history, present and ideas for the future. Portraits by the English photographer Tom Hunter will serve as the work’s starting point. He presents social topics in the style of the old masters and is developing a series of photographs in Berlin especially for Der Palast. The international format of reality television functions as a counterpart to the architecture. Not only the prototypical characters of the jurors, but also the sets and the participants, are reproduced continually across reality formats. Various guests have been invited to appear in Der Palast within this framework of a reality show. Robert Lippok and a live band are providing the soundtrack.” Carmen Mehnert / Constanza Macras


TFB Nr. 1318

Cast & Credits

By and with: Adaya Berkovich, Emil Bordás, Chia-Ying Chiang, Fernanda Farah, Yuya Fujinami, Luc Guiol, Ronni Maciel, Thulani Lord Mgidi, Anne Ratte-Polle, Miki Shoji
Live music by and with: Santiago Blaum, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Jacob Thein
Director and choreographer: Constanza Macras
Visual artist: Tom Hunter
Composition: Robert Lippok
Stage design: Alissa Kolbusch
Costumes: Roman Handt
Lighting design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
Production management: Alisa Golomzina, Xiao Yu, Keiko Tominaga
Director’s assistant: Helena Casas

A production by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark in coproduction with Volksbühne Berlin.
Constanza Macras | DorkyPark is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

Volksbühne Berlin

Linienstr. 227
10178 Berlin

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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