MEGALOPOLIS @ VOLKSBÜHNE

Another round @

10th & 11th of MAY 2019

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MEGALOPOLIS is back in Berlin! On the 10th & 11th o MAY 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.

For more information and tickets check here.

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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DER PALAST @ VOLKSBÜHNE

16. of May 8pm

17. of May 8pm

Tickets available online or at the box office

© Tom Hunter

© Tom Hunter

(EN) DER PALAST: Berlin Mitte after the fall of the Wall: dilapidated buildings are occupied, the city develops into a melting pot for creative and celebrating people. However, this is accompanied by a cultural flattening that revolves only around the taste of a global, well-off middle class while neighborhoods change, shops close and people are evicted. Der Palast gives visibility back to the city and its inhabitants. Through an overflowing stage design architecture, mirrored by the worldwide format of reality TV shows and the images of photographer Tom Hunter, who stages social themes in the style of the Old Masters, new narratives evolve between fiction and reality. The soundtrack is by Robert Lippok and a live band.

Concept, Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
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
Visual artist: Tom Hunter
Music composition: Robert Lippok
Stage design: Alissa Kolbusch
Costumes: Roman Handt
Lighting design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Assistant Director: Helena Casas
Production management: Alisa Golomzina, Xiao Yu, Keiko Tominaga
Distribution and International Relations: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts

 

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