Megalopolis @ Volksbühne Berlin

© Thomas Aurin

© Thomas Aurin

MEGALOPOLIS is back in Berlin! On the 21th & 22nd of February 2019 we present our award-winning production at the Volksbühne Berlin (DE). In 2010, MEGALOPOLIS received DER FAUST, the most important and prestigious theater prize in Germany for the category of dance. Since then it has been touring all over Europe.  If you did not had  the chance to see MEGALOPOLIS yet this is the chance to see it in its hometown.

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MEGALOPOLIS is not a specific, but a metaphorical place. The scene is the city under the impact of globalism. The city is characterized by the illegibility of today’s megacities, born into chaos. Its features are unbridled growth, decay and endless disbandment.  The city’s density and tightness dissolve the borderline between the private and the public sphere- it almost disappears. At the same time, this boundlessness forces us to perceive the city as a collage which consists of countless biographical scraps. The fight of two street vendors for the best spot is an existential confrontation today – but will be forgotten tomorrow. Megacities are a paradigm for spaces in which people live without knowing each other. The ever present surveillance system not only constantly creates supervised beings; it also produces a new form of self-perception. Thus, a person’s body transforms into an expressive device that creates as well as destroys systems and rules. Which correlations are still valid here? Will the urban development follow principles unknown to us? Is the discernable decay of social relations a cause or an effect of our cities‘ apparent deterioration? MEGALOPOLIS is a promise and a curse. MEGALOPOLIS is a beaming city. MEGALOPOLIS is an uncontrollable construct, constantly in motion.

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Chatsworth @ HAU 1 from 07.12- 10.12.2018

© Manuel Osterholt

© Manuel Osterholt

CHATSWORTH has premiered at the festival Tanz im August  this year in August and is now back for 4 more shows!

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.

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