HILLBROWFICATION in Johannesburg and Berlin


HILLBROWFICATION will be world premiered at the festival DANCE UMBRELLA in THE HILLBROW THEATRE (SA) in Johannesburg on 9th & 10th of March 2018 followed by its Berlin premiere on 1st & 2nd of June 2018 in Maxim Gorky Theater (DE). 

Constanza Macras | Dorkypark, 21 children and youth from 5 years to 22 years from the Hillbrow Theatre Project are in process to create a dance work, Hillbrowfication. The work explores a Hillbrow of the future – to challenge and inspire the young cast to reimagine their neighbourhood and to develop material based on their perceptions and experiences of xenophobia and violence in the city.

Hillbrowfication, directed by Constanza Macras and co-choreographed by Lisi Estarás, premieres at the Hillbrow Theatre, 9th and 10th March 2018, as part of the 30th anniversary of the Dance Umbrella Festival and will then perform at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin in mid-2018.

Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Co-Choreography: Lisi Estarás
Dramaturgy and Choreography Training: Tamara Saphir
Assistant Directors: Helena Casas and Linda Michael Mkhwanazi

From and with Dorkypark performers: Miki Shoji, Emil Bordas, John Sithole

Costume Design
: Roman Handt in collaboration with the Boitumelo Project

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and the Hillbrow Theatre Project (Outreach Foundation). In coproduction with Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin (DE) and with the support of Goethe-Institut.  Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


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