HILLBROWFICATION

HILLBROWFICATION

by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and the Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Theatre Project. In co-production with the Maxim Gorky Theater Berlin and with the support of Goethe-Institut. Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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“We done let the poetic spirit in folk languish, like bein” human mean togglin’ a damn switch steada imaginin’ yourself’ cross spacetime and back. Check me on that, all right?”
Andrea Hairstone, Mindscape.

 An alien invasion establishes a new social order based on people’s dance skills. A revolutionary princess with infinite names is able to bend the corridors of space and time… These and other stories inhabit strange worlds of possible futures and unlikely ones in Hillbrowfication.

Between utopias and dystopias of ghettoisation and gentrification, the fictional future histories of Hillbrow neighbourhood in Johannesburg, of its cultures and beings, create a universe where the performers negotiate and subvert self-representational narratives and their perceptions of xenophobia and violence in the city.

CAST & CREW

Director:  Constanza Macras
Choreography: Constanza Macras and Lisi Estarás
Dramaturgy: Tamara Saphir
By and with
: Miki Shoji, Emil Bordás, John Sithole, Zibusiso Dube, Bigboy Ndlovu, Nompilo Hadebe, Rendani Dlamini,  Brandon Magengele, Tshepang Lembelo, Brandon Magengele, Jackson Magotlane, Bongani Mangenta, Sakhile Mlalazi, Zibusiso Dube, Karabo Kgatle, Sandile Mthembu, Vusi Magoro, Tisetso Maselo, Thato Ndlovu, Simiso Ngubane, Blessing Opoka, Pearl Sigwagwa, Ukho Somadlaka and Lwadlile Thabethe.
Costume Design: Roman Handt
Stage and Props: Outreach Foundation Boitumelo (Sibonelo Sithembe, Roggerio Soares)
Light and Technical Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Assistant Light and Technical Design: Fana Dube
Assistant Sound Design: Moses Mathonsi
Assistant Directors: Helena Casas and Linda Michael Mkhwanazi
Project Coordination (Outreach Foundation: Gerard Bester
Production Management: Alisa Golomzina
Production Assistant: Mike Rabenhorst
Distribution and International Relations: Helena Casas

The Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Theatre Project is generously funded by Bread for the World, Ford Foundation