A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark in co-production with Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and Soweto Theatre (Johannesburg).  Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


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.

Premiere was on the 25th of August 2018 in HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) / Tanz im August in Berlin.

Concept, Director and Choreography:  Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert

By and with
: Emil Bordás, Miki Shoji, Fernanda Farah, Thulani Mgidi, Fana Tshabalala, Varia Sjöström, Manesh Maharaj, Sivani Chinappan, Priyen Naidoo, Avishka Chewpersad, Kamara Naidoo
Bollywood Choreography: Shampa Gopikrishna
Almust Lustig, Vishen Kemraj
Costume Design: Roman Handt
Stage Design: Irene Pätzug
Video: Lisa Böffgen- Hartmann, Dean Hutton
Light Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design: Stephan Wöhrmann
Assistant Director: Helena Casas

Production Management: Alisa Golomzina
Production Office: Mike Rabenhorst
Distribution and International Relations: Helena Casas