OPEN FOR EVERYTHING @ BAM, New York

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OPEN FOR EVERYTHING @ BAM, New York

Show dates:

05.10.2022: 19:30 – 21:10
06.10.2022:
19:30 – 21:10
07.10.2022:
19.30 – 21:10
08.10.2022: 19:30 – 21:10

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ABOUT
OPEN FOR EVERYTHING is a travel through the stagnation of Roma communities in Europe to whom chances to work like any other citizen are rather low, where itinerant traditions have been replaced by sedentary life beside the uprootedness of the group of dancers that move around the world following working opportunities.
Since 2010 Macras has been researching the different ways of life, dance styles and music of the Roma in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the course of this work she has brought together a large ensemble comprising Roma musicians and performers, amateurs of different ages, and dancers from her company DorkyPark to perform in her new show OPEN FOR EVERYTHING. It is with great aplomb that these very different people recount their lives and their dreams, their despair and their passions. This journey uses music and dance to lead us through the lives of the European Roma of today, seizing upon, playing with, and depicting with humour the prejudices, clichés, misunderstandings, similarities, traditions, discrimination, poverty and violence. Who is making use of whose prejudices? And just who are the true nomads of the 21st century?

CREDITS
Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
From and With: Emil Bordás, Daisy Phillips, Marco Contreras Mateluna, Miki Shoji, Louis Becker, Jan Cina, Alexandra Bódi, Jószef Bódi, Iveta Millerová, Elik Niv, Robin Kováč, Kyle Bolvanová, Marketa Richter, Zoltan Horvath, Mia Chanel Bolvanová, Richter Aleš, Shannon Leypoldt, Thulani Lord Mgidi
Musicians: Marek Balog, Milan Demeter, Mário Krajčovič, Martin Fečo, Josef Fečo
Director: Constanza Macras
Assistant Director: Mica Heilmann
Tour Manager: Eva Heise
Costume Manager: Marcus Barros Cardoso
Lighting designer / Technical coordinator: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Stage manager: Anton Lukas
Sound Engineer: Stephan Guenther Holger Woehrmann
Production Manager: Jimena Soria
Production Assistant: Léo Pflimlin

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HILLBROWFICATION I CONSTANZA MACRAS

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HILLBROWFICATION I CONSTANZA MACRAS 

Show dates:

25.08.2022: 20:00 – 22:00
26.08.2022: 20:00 -  22:00
08.08.2022: 20:00 – 22:00

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21 children and young people from Hillbrow, a district of Johannesburg, outline possible and impossible scenarios for the future of their district and its inhabitants. Hillbrow, originally planned as a model development, is now infamous for its poverty and corruption. On stage the performers dance scenes about »the Hillbrow of the future«. What might a life together in the district look like in an ideal future? We see utopias and dystopias of ghettoisation and gentrification. Aliens land on earth and establish a new social hierarchy where good dancers call the shots. A revolutionary princess with an endless name has the gift of shifting the parameters of space and time. People have learned to levitate off the ground instead of struggling with broken elevators. They deal with the racism and violence they experience daily and subvert stereotypical narratives. The work, created under the guidance of choreographer Constanza Macras, fascinates due to the infectious energy of its performers and humorously challenges our view of how the world operates.

Produced by Constanza Macras | Dorkypark and Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Theatre Project.
Co-produced by Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.
Director: Constanza Macras
Choreography: Constanza Macras, Lisi Estarás
Dramaturgy: Tamara Saphir
Costume Design: Roman Handt
Costume Management, Props Management: Marcus Barros Cardoso
Lighting Design, Technical Direction: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design: Stephan Wöhrmann
Assistant Director: Mica Heilmann
Tour Management: Eva Heise
Production Assistant: Mica Heilmann
International Distribution Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts Hamburg
Production office: Jimena Soria, Léo Pflimlin
With Miki Shoji, Emil Bordás, John Sithole, Zibusiso Dube, Bigboy Ndlovu, Nompilo Hadebe, Rendani Dlamini, Brandon Mangengelele, Tshepang Lebelo, Jackson Mogotlane, Bongani Mangena, Karabo Kgatle, Sandile Mtembo, Vusi Magoro, Amahle Mene, Thato Ndlovu, Simiso Msimango, Blessing Opaku, Pearl Segwagwa, Ukho Somadlaka, Lwandile Thabede
Production Manager Ruhrtriennale: Karina Häßlein
Technical Project Manager Ruhrtriennale: Darko Šošić
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