DER PALAST

DER PALAST

by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK

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

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© Tom Hunter

© Tom Hunter

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.

Premiere will be on the 4th of April in Volksbühne in Berlin.

CAST & CREW
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
Musicians: 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
Production Office: Keiko Tominaga, Daria Gaiduk
Distribution: Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt / PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts / www.planbhamburg.com