Constanza Macras / Dorkypark


PerformanceDanceTanz im August

English /  With German surtitles /  110 min

After its premiere at Tanz im August in 2018, HAU once again presents Constanza Macras’ latest work. Chatsworth is the name of one of the townships in Durban (South Africa), where Indian immigrants were isolated during apartheid. In this production by the same name, the Berlin choreographer depicts the history of Indian migration to South Africa in absurd sequences with a feeling for Indian drama and its famous hand gestures. Traditional Indian dance and theatre are interwoven with hip hop, Kathak, African and contemporary dance. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood the performers immerse themselves in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience: the diasporic self. “Witty, intelligent and energetic, a wide variety of levels – of narrative, reflection and style – shift in and out in Macras’s laconic way,” was how Michaela Schlagenwerth summarized the evening in Berliner Zeitung. 


Artistic Direction: Constanza Macras / Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert / By and with: Emil Bordás, Avishka Chewpersad, Sivani Chinappan, Fernanda Farah, Manesh Maharaj, Thulani Mgidi, Kamara Naidoo, Priyen Naidoo, Miki Shoji, Vária Linnéa Sjöström, Fana Tshabalala, Yuya Fujinami / Bollywood Choreography: Shampa Gopikrishna / Music: Almut Lustig, Vishen Kemraj / Stage Design: Irene Pätzug / Video: Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann, Dean Hutton / Light: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha / Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann / Costumes: Roman Handt / Costume Management: Jojo Shone, Laetitia Tshombe / Live Camera: Cecilia Troiani / Direction Assistance: Helena Casas / Production Management: Alisa Golomzina, Mike Rabenhorst / Distribution & International Relations: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts


  • Past
    Sat 25.8.2018, 21:00 / HAU1
    Sun 26.8.2018, 17:00 / HAU1
    Fri 7.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
    Sat 8.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
    Sun 9.12.2018, 17:00 / HAU1
    Mon 10.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU1


Production: Constanza Macras / Dorkypark. Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Soweto Theatre (Johannesburg). Funded by: TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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