DER PALAST @ Volksbühne Berlin, November 29 & 30


Der Palast
by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark

3h, one break

29.11.19, 19:00
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30.11.19, 19:00
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“Everyone knows about the transformation of Berlin’s centre since the fall of the wall: crumbling old buildings were occupied and filled with new life, the city developed into a point of synergy for creative and party people. This shift towards gentrification, however, also seems to come along with a cultural levelling, in which the taste of a global, well-situated middle class takes top priority. Der Palast grapples with this set of problems by, on the one hand, focusing the work on the architecture, and on the other, revealing both the city’s and its residents’ history, present and ideas for the future. Portraits by the English photographer Tom Hunter will serve as the work’s starting point. He presents social topics in the style of the old masters and is developing a series of photographs in Berlin especially for Der Palast. The international format of reality television functions as a counterpart to the architecture. Not only the prototypical characters of the jurors, but also the sets and the participants, are reproduced continually across reality formats. Various guests have been invited to appear in Der Palast within this framework of a reality show. Robert Lippok and a live band are providing the soundtrack.” Carmen Mehnert / Constanza Macras

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MIT – Center for Art, Science & Technology – Residency 2019/2020

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Art, Science & Technology
Residency 2019/2020

Constanza Macras was invited to a residency at the MIT CAST during the academic year 2019/2020. She will collaborate with MIT scholars and develop a project and will be giving lectures, that will be shown as a part of „MIT Performing“, a series that promotes a research-based artistic practice and serves as a new platform for contemporary performance. End of October there will be the first research trip and Constanza will hold a workshop at the MIT Theater Building on Oct. 31st.

Lecture: Constanza Macras
Thursday, October 31, 2019 / 7:00pm
MIT Theater Building, W97
345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public

Award-winning dance theater choreographer Constanza Macras discusses her background in documentary, community, and biography-driven performance work.

Class Visits
Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Global Studies and Languages, and Music and Theater Arts

Fall 2019
Work-in-Progress Showing of Dance Theater Piece

Fall 2020
MIT Theater Building, W97
345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA


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