COSTUME AND PROPS SALE@ CONSTANZA MACRAS/DORKYPARK

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Costume and props sale at Constanza Macras / DorkyPark

Costume and props sale at Constanza Macras / DorkyPark

Your wardrobe is crying for new looks? Do you need costumes for a new show? Constanza Macras / DorkyPark is hosting a big fundus sale!!

At our big sale on 31th October in Studio VERLIN, you can browse through some of our costumes, dresses and props. Everyone is welcome in our studio in Klosterstraße between 12 and 16 o’clock

Entrance with masks only. Limited number of visitors in the room. Sufficient air circulation and disinfectant will be guaranteed.

At a glance: 
What: Costumes and props sale at Constanza Macras / DorkyPark
When: Saturday, 31 October 2020, 12:00 – 16:00
Where: Studio VERLIN, Klosterstraße 44, 10179 Berlin
Admission: Free.


Kostüm- und Fundusverkauf bei Constanza Macras / DorkyPark

Eurer Kleiderschrank schreit nach neuen Looks? Ihr sucht nach Kostümen für eine neue Show? Constanza Macras / DorkyPark veranstaltet einen großen Fundus sale !

Am 31. Oktober könnt ihr bei unserem Kostüm- und Fundusverkauf im Studio VERLIN durch einige unserer Kleider, Kostüme und Requisiten stöbern. Zwischen 12 und 16 Uhr sind alle herzlich in unser Studio in der Klosterstraße eingeladen.

Eintritt nur mit Maske. Begrenzte Anzahl an Besuchern im Raum.
Für ausreichende Durchlüftung und Desinfektionsmittel ist gesorgt!

Auf einen Blick: 
Was: Fundusverkauf von Constanza Macras / DorkyPark
Wann: Samstag, 31. Oktober 2020, 12:00 – 16:00
Wo: Studio VERLIN, Klosterstraße 44, 10179 Berlin
Eintritt: Frei.

 

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RELOAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR CONSTANZA MACRAS AND DORKYPARK ASSOCIATES

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In June, we were one of 28 independent dance companies chosen to participate in Reload Scholarship Programme funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). Under the curation and dramaturgical assistance of Constanza Macras, six long-time associates of DorkyPark cooperated in the project THE IMMATERIAL to carry out research about the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.

As an immaterial threat, the crisis is global and egalitarian, but its material effects are local and asymmetrical. It materialises the social and economic structures of inequality that define our society. The crisis has shattered the democratic illusion and brought differences to the fore. How can we, as a group that has conceived its artistic practice as a medium of social change, influence society without the ritual of performance? The immaterial is a metaphor for the invisible forces that shape our lives.

Two thematic complexes are in the foreground: the question of the local and the global and the relationship between ‘others’ and ‘self.’ The current crisis of the social – as a crisis of material life aimed at survival – is confronted with an increase of the global immaterial, whereby traditions and rituals gain completely new dimensions. Starting with the connection between tradition and representation – performative, photographic, – and its relevance for the representation of the ‘other’ and one’s own identity, we question how tradition and identity change when rituals are immaterialised. How does the shift to the digital space (zoom funerals, Skype fairs, online confessions) change ritual and spiritual practices?

Tamara Saphir and Miki Shoji focus on current social dynamics that are changing the way we perform spiritual rituals worldwide.

Sivani Chinappan descends from Indian immigrants in South Africa. With reference to traditional dance styles such as Bharathanatyam, she asks whether, in an era where space and mobility are limited, local traditions can represent forms of liberation that do not reinforce ethnic-cultural boundaries but can acquire global significance as positive forms of the intangible. Can reflection on one’s own body, the ‘inner journey,’ offer abstraction from the outer limits of the crisis? Can assimilation and transformation of local practices succeed in overcoming the national or colonial borders that are currently gaining in importance again? This marks the transition to the question of the global and the local – to the question of whether the crisis divides or unites us.

The global developments are similar above all in their negative effects, e.g. in the global increase in domestic violence. To what extent does this materialise structures of toxic masculinity, violence, and sexism, and on the other hand make this privatized and invisible – especially when the victims are locked up at home with their abusers? Mandla Mathonsi and John Sithole analyse these questions. Both work through contemporary dance to manipulate martial notions of masculinity and power in traditional dances in order to transform the archaic notions of masculinity.

Fana Tshabalala asks how technologies can harness the critical or empowering effects of the intangible to the benefit of art. This means asking about the current responsibility of art and the aesthetics of crisis.

 

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DORKY CLASSES – PHASE II

Hey Dorky Friends,

With a slightly changed program we will keep on with our online dance classes also in the next weeks and until the end of June at least.

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From Monday on Dancers Candas Bas and ChiaYin Chiang will offer a morning and an evening class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to keep you fit and healthy.

Candas will continue the morning core training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10- 11am (UTC+2) and offer you the chance to get ready and gain strength for the day.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/99464071675

Chia will offer the evening dance class Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 18.30-19.30 (UTC+2) combining Tai Chi round form and contemporary methods of body research.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94221612180

Join us!

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REVISIT SOME OF OUR SHOWS ONLINE

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We have used these strange days to review the memory chest and release some of DorkyPark’s most beloved works on the Internet. From last week and until the end of the lockdown, we invite you to watch HERE / AFTER, BERLIN ELSEWHERE and BACK TO THE PRESENT online.

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LOCKDOWN: FREE ONLINE CLASSES BY DORKYDANCERS

We are very happy to announce that from Wednesday 15th April on the four DokyPark dancers Adaya Berkovich, Emil Bordás, Thulani Mgidi and Miki Shoji will each offer a free online training everyday to help you stay fit and connected during the Quarantine!

Their workouts will hopefully make it easier for all professional dancers to keep on training and non dancers to keep up the energy and stay mentally and physically sane during the lockdown.

The classes will happen via Zoom and are free and open to everybody! To enable people in other timezones to join and to make the training fit in everybody’s quarantine-timetable, we scheduled different appointments in the morning and the evening. You can find the schedule and Zoom-links below.

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To participate just click on the Zoom link of the class you would like to join! Each dancer’s class has its own Meeting Link that will stay always the same; No password or further invitation required.

So please stay safe and join us virtually in this new experience :)

h10-11 (UTC+2): Core, strength and stretch with Miki
Gain strength and energy and stay fit during the lockdown by joining our DorkyPark dancer Miki in her core training.
Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/99464071675
Meeting ID: 994 6407 1675

h11.30-12.30 (UTC+2): Improvisation class with Adaya
Join Adaya for a nice warm-up and Improvisation class!
Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/92900403854
Meeting ID: 929 0040 3854

h17-18 (UTC+2): Movement training with Emil
Use the chance to keep on moving at home and do a professional movement training with Emil.
Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/98997292968
Meeting ID: 989 9729 2968

h18.30-19.30  (UTC+2): Dance class with Thulani
Stay motivated during the quarantine and gain insight into DorkyPark dancer’s Thulani work by joining him in his dance class!
Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/94221612180
Meeting ID: 942 2161 2180

Category Events, news

THE WEST – WORLD PREMIERE

by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark

@ Voksbühne

26.02.2020, 20:00
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“Inspired by various strategies of Western societies and their worldwide influence – from Africa to Latin America – in The West fictional worlds are developed and the means for constructing visual landscapes – which have shaped the social-economic relations between “the other” and Europe up to the present day – are questioned. Exoticism as a projection of Western fantasy wish fulfilment and as aesthetic exploitation of the foreign in the empire of Western mass cultures. During the height of the Cold War, the CIA invested enormous amounts of money in a secret programme that supported cultural propaganda in Western Europe. In In the United States of Africa author Abdourahman Waberi shifts perspective to a reality in which the Western world no longer plays a role. The West sketches out an anthropological, performative study of Western civilisation and takes a humorous look at Western societies as a dream factory of artificial authenticity.”

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DER PALAST – Video Trailer

Der Palast
by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark
3h, one break
29.11.19, 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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DER PALAST @ Volksbühne Berlin, November 29 & 30

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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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ARTE.tv – Square für Künstler: Carte Blanche für Constanza Macras

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Square for artists: Carte Blanche for Constanza Macras

Dance, music, photos – these are the elements of the choreographer Constanza Macras. Born in 1970 in Buenos Aires, she came to Berlin in 1995 after working in New York and Amsterdam. Here she founded her dance company DorkyPark and since then plays on the stages of the capital.

For “Square” the Argentinian wanted to take a look behind the scenes of the Volksbühne. Here she shows choreographies like “Megalopolis” and “The Palace”. Her message: political. Her topics: social. Her show: guaranteed not boring!

The Volksbühne with its GDR past fascinates Constanza Macras. There is still a huge workshop with carpenters, welders, painters and set designers. Constanza Macras introduces them to us …

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/073049-044-A/square-fuer-kuenstler/

27 Min.

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BITEF Premiere: REMEMBERING CITIES THAT NO LONGER EXIST – Oct. 1st

Photo: Jelena Jankovic

Photo: Jelena Jankovic

Premiere date: 1st October at 20.00h

Dates of performance in October:  2nd October, 17th October

Theater: Bitef Theatre

Address: Skver Mire Trailovic 1

Tickets here.

 

Remembering cities that no longer exist explores the art of memory, or ars memoriae, in which memories are particularly strongly associated with physical locations, rooms and architecture.  The starting point for this piece was the city as a concrete geographical location, as an anchor for memory. What happens with our memories, what happens to those who are remembering when these physical places are destroyed?

The actions of the performers on stage refer to the ancient techniques of ars memoriae, whereby in order to recall the thing to be remembered, we first have to find and organize our impressions. At the heart of this mnemonic technique is spatial orientation. How do we use rooms and places to remember?

Remembering cities that no longer exist explores architectonic places as narrative instruments of our history – in the rewriting of history, for overcoming the wounds of the past, and for understanding contemporary events (personal and global) as part of a constant cycle that we experience as the passing of time.

In Remembering cities … accounts of visual witnesses of the february 1945 bombings in Dresden  intercalate with memories of the performers and their families of similar experiences of the Nato bombing reflecting on the ripples of history and political waves repeating .

The piece also examines the relationships of architecture and memory as a physical experience .

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