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May 2019

HILLBROWFICATION @ Staatsschauspiel Dresden (DE)

May 24 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Staatsschauspiel Dresden,
Glacisstr. 28, Dresden, 01099 Germany
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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. Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras Co-Choreography: Lisi Estarás Dramaturgy and Choreography Training: Tamara Saphir Assistant…

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HILLBROWFICATION @ Staatsschauspiel Dresden (DE)

May 23 @ 20:30 - 22:00
Staatsschauspiel Dresden,
Glacisstr. 28, Dresden, 01099 Germany
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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. Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras Co-Choreography: Lisi Estarás Dramaturgy and Choreography Training: Tamara Saphir Assistant…

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April 2019

DER PALAST @ Volksbühne

April 14 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Volksbühne,
Linienstraße 227, Berlin, 10178 Germany
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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…

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DER PALAST @ Volksbühne

April 6 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Volksbühne,
Linienstraße 227, Berlin, 10178 Germany
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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…

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DER PALAST @ Volksbühne

April 4 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Volksbühne,
Linienstraße 227, Berlin, 10178 Germany
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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…

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February 2019

MEGALOPOLIS @ Volksbühne

February 22 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Volksbühne,
Linienstraße 227, Berlin, 10178 Germany
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MEGALOPOLIS is not a specific, but a metaphorical place. The scene is the city under the impact of globalism. The city is characterized by the illegibility of today’s megacities, born into chaos. Its features are unbridled growth, decay and endless disbandment.  The city’s density and tightness dissolve the borderline between private and public sphere, it almost disappears. At the same time, this boundlessness forces us to perceive the city as collage which consists of countless biographical scraps. The fight of…

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MEGALOPOLIS @ Volksbühne

February 21 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Volksbühne,
Linienstraße 227, Berlin, 10178 Germany
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MEGALOPOLIS is not a specific, but a metaphorical place. The scene is the city under the impact of globalism. The city is characterized by the illegibility of today’s megacities, born into chaos. Its features are unbridled growth, decay and endless disbandment.  The city’s density and tightness dissolve the borderline between private and public sphere, it almost disappears. At the same time, this boundlessness forces us to perceive the city as collage which consists of countless biographical scraps. The fight of…

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December 2018

CHATSWORTH

December 10, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
HAU 1 – Hebbel am Ufer,
Stresemannstr. 29, Berlin, Berlin 10963 Germany
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CHATSWORTH ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein Universum…

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CHATSWORTH

December 9, 2018 @ 17:00 - 19:00
HAU 1 – Hebbel am Ufer,
Stresemannstr. 29, Berlin, Berlin 10963 Germany
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CHATSWORTH ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein…

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CHATSWORTH

December 8, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
HAU 1 – Hebbel am Ufer,
Stresemannstr. 29, Berlin, Berlin 10963 Germany
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CHATSWORTH ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein Universum…

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CHATSWORTH

December 7, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
HAU 1 – Hebbel am Ufer,
Stresemannstr. 29, Berlin, Berlin 10963 Germany
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CHATSWORTH ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein…

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November 2018

THE PAST @ Radialsystem

November 4, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Radialsystem,
Holzmarktstr. 33, Berlin, Berlin 10243 Germany
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In THE PAST, Constanza Macras explores the art of memory, or ars memoriae, in which memories are particularly strongly associated with physical locations, rooms and architecture.  Created with the collaboration of Swiss-Italian music composer Oscar Bianchi, who composed the music, the starting point for this piece was the city as a concrete geographical location, as an anchor for memory, a mental picture and a cast of mind. What happens with our memories, what happens to those who are remembering when these…

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THE PAST @ Radialsystem

November 3, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Radialsystem,
Holzmarktstr. 33, Berlin, Berlin 10243 Germany
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In THE PAST, Constanza Macras explores the art of memory, or ars memoriae, in which memories are particularly strongly associated with physical locations, rooms and architecture.  Created with the collaboration of Swiss-Italian music composer Oscar Bianchi, who composed the music, the starting point for this piece was the city as a concrete geographical location, as an anchor for memory, a mental picture and a cast of mind. What happens with our memories, what happens to those who are remembering when these…

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October 2018

BREATHE. GOLDENDEAN // SEE ME NOW, SEE ME NO MORE

October 14, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PERFORMANCE / DANCE Breathe. Goldendean by and with Dean Hutton Breathe. Goldendean invites you to catch breath, bubbles, and feelings around a mound of red sand. This work is part of evolving performances by a genderqueer trans media artist whose work provokes dialogue about the gaze, queer bodies, love and social justice. Embodying the avatar – a hybrid, or manifest shape of a deity or a teacher come to earth – a painted golden figure hewn from minerals pillaged from…

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BREATHE. GOLDENDEAN // SEE ME NOW, SEE ME NO MORE

October 13, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PERFORMANCE / DANCE Breathe. Goldendean by and with Dean Hutton Breathe. Goldendean invites you to catch breath, bubbles, and feelings around a mound of red sand. This work is part of evolving performances by a genderqueer trans media artist whose work provokes dialogue about the gaze, queer bodies, love and social justice. Embodying the avatar – a hybrid, or manifest shape of a deity or a teacher come to earth – a painted golden figure hewn from minerals pillaged from…

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IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY

October 11, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PERFORMANCE IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY  by and with Fana Tshabalala, Ana Mondini and Emil Bordás. A part of  SUPER LOCAL STORIES series -  an artistic exchange between German and South African artists within the project Space Tales: Future Cities. Curated by Constanza Macras How can differences turn into similarities? The three dancers from Constanza Macras | Dorkypark and The Forgotten Angle Theatre established a trialogue among loneliness, politics and power games that happen inside oneself sometimes. IN THE…

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September 2018

BURNED MEAT: BODIES ON VACATION

September 29, 2018 @ 20:00 - 21:30
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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A meeting with Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Thami Hector Manekehla, featuring Mpho Mahlatsi PERFORMANCE This meeting/talk/salon/hang will be a conclusion of our time in Johannesburg which consisted of walking, talking, eating, drinking, thinking and watching youtube videos. We will share not the “results” of that working period but another step in the process, dealing with our possibilities of Bringing the outside inside, wanting to make an environment in the theater rather than making a show. Instead of memories we offer…

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BURNED MEAT: BODIES ON VACATION

September 28, 2018 @ 20:00 - 21:30
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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A meeting with Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Thami Hector Manekehla, featuring Mpho Mahlatsi PERFORMANCE This meeting/talk/salon/hang will be a conclusion of our time in Johannesburg which consisted of walking, talking, eating, drinking, thinking and watching youtube videos. We will share not the “results” of that working period but another step in the process, dealing with our possibilities of Bringing the outside inside, wanting to make an environment in the theater rather than making a show. Instead of memories we offer…

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HILLBROW YOUTH – THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

September 28, 2018 @ 20:00 - October 14, 2018 @ 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PHOTO EXHIBITION Von Manuel Osterholt A portrait series taken during the 3-day Mural Painting Youth Workshop by Berlin based artist SuperBlast at the Hillbrow Theatre, Johannesburg in cooperation with the Outreach Foundation. The pictures reflect on the teenage energy and great overall spirit. MANUEL OSTERHOLT (DE) is a Berlin based visual artist and photographer.

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AvAhan – A Solo Kathak Performance

September 1, 2018 @ 20:00 - 21:15
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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AvAhan – a solo Kathak performance by Shri Manesh Maharaj invokes the cosmic energy of 5 deities in the Hindu pantheon namely GANESH -The elephant-headed God who removes obstacles, DURGA -The warrior Goddess & destroyer of demons, SHIVA – The Lord of dance, RAAM – The handsome hero of the Ramayan & KRISHNA -The mischievous flautist. The dancer takes on the role of the Bhakta (devotee) who transports his audience on a spiritual pilgrimage as he propitiates each deity, connecting…

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August 2018

Bollywood Dance Workshop with Shampa Gopikrishna

August 27, 2018 @ 11:00 - 14:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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Bollywood Dance is the vibrant dance form made popular by the Indian Film Industry. It is an eclectic blend of Indian classical dances, regional folk and western pop. Bollywood dance tells stories and celebrates life, letting the performer and the viewer forget all their woes and break free. It expresses all emotions in their full splendour- ranging from the sensual softness of a danseuse to the explosive energy of a warrior. In this class, you will taste the essence of…

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CHATSWORTH

August 26, 2018 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Chatsworth ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein…

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Bollywood Dance Workshop with Shampa Gopikrishna

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 - 13:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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Bollywood Dance is the vibrant dance form made popular by the Indian Film Industry. It is an eclectic blend of Indian classical dances, regional folk and western pop. Bollywood dance tells stories and celebrates life, letting the performer and the viewer forget all their woes and break free. It expresses all emotions in their full splendour- ranging from the sensual softness of a danseuse to the explosive energy of a warrior. In this class, you will taste the essence of…

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CHATSWORTH

August 25, 2018 @ 21:00 - 23:00

Chatsworth ist eines der Townships von Durban, in dem indische Immigranten während der Apartheit isoliert wurden. In “Chatsworth” zeigt die Berliner Choreografin Constanza Macras verschiedene Weisen auf, wie sich die indische Diaspora mit den Knotenpunkten des Multikulturalismus in Beziehung setzt, dem Globalen und Lokalen. Traditioneller indischer Tanz und Theater verschränken sich mit zeitgenössischen Formen und Inhalten. Musicals sind der gemeinsame Nenner, der kulturelle Aneignung nicht verurteilt, sondern als nötig erachtet. Durch die Linse von Bollywood tauchen sie ein in ein…

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PLATAFORMA @ VERLIN

August 5, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PLATAFORMA explores the present existential crisis of humanity, making a transdisciplinary reflection on the human body, creating a movement of intercontinental Amazons & Shamans proposing actions to address the way we affect society with our myths, rituals, animality, violence, and statements of progress, life and death, having the body as protagonist. Plataforma wants to link the history and the future of humankind researching, dialoguing, unveiling meeting points and possible articulations of the artistic and everyday realities with question that open…

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PLATAFORMA @ VERLIN

August 4, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PLATAFORMA explores the present existential crisis of humanity, making a transdisciplinary reflection on the human body, creating a movement of intercontinental Amazons & Shamans proposing actions to address the way we affect society with our myths, rituals, animality, violence, and statements of progress, life and death, having the body as protagonist. Plataforma wants to link the history and the future of humankind researching, dialoguing, unveiling meeting points and possible articulations of the artistic and everyday realities with question that open…

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PLATAFORMA @ VERLIN

August 3, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PLATAFORMA explores the present existential crisis of humanity, making a transdisciplinary reflection on the human body, creating a movement of intercontinental Amazons & Shamans proposing actions to address the way we affect society with our myths, rituals, animality, violence, and statements of progress, life and death, having the body as protagonist. Plataforma wants to link the history and the future of humankind researching, dialoguing, unveiling meeting points and possible articulations of the artistic and everyday realities with question that open…

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PLATAFORMA @ VERLIN

August 2, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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PLATAFORMA explores the present existential crisis of humanity, making a transdisciplinary reflection on the human body, creating a movement of intercontinental Amazons & Shamans proposing actions to address the way we affect society with our myths, rituals, animality, violence, and statements of progress, life and death, having the body as protagonist. Plataforma wants to link the history and the future of humankind researching, dialoguing, unveiling meeting points and possible articulations of the artistic and everyday realities with question that open…

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June 2018

Here/After @ VERLIN, Berlin (DE)

June 17, 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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Does everyday life in a metropolis pose a threat to the people?   In HERE/AFTER, Macras along with four performers and one musician researched the nature of Agoraphobia  - the fear of certain, especially public and vast spaces, as well as of masses of people – with all its peculiarities like hyperventilation, panic attacks, dizziness and disorientation. The piece deals with the anonymity and growing isolation of the individual in urban life. Never before has it been so easy to be “by…

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Here/After @ VERLIN, Berlin (DE)

June 16, 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
VERLIN,
Klosterstr. 44, Berlin, 10179 Germany
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Does everyday life in a metropolis pose a threat to the people?   In HERE/AFTER, Macras along with four performers and one musician researched the nature of Agoraphobia  - the fear of certain, especially public and vast spaces, as well as of masses of people – with all its peculiarities like hyperventilation, panic attacks, dizziness and disorientation. The piece deals with the anonymity and growing isolation of the individual in urban life. Never before has it been so easy to be “by…

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