The new production THE PAST by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and Oscar Bianchi will have it’s world premiere on 7. November 2014 in HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden. One additional show will be performed on 8. November 2014 in Hellerau.
Tickets for the performances in Hellerau can be booked here: www.hellerau.org
The Berlin premiere will be on 27. November 2014 in Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin. Additional shows will be on 29. & 30. November & 1. December 2014.
Tickets for the performances in Schaubühne, Berlin can be booked here: www.schaubuehne.org
THE PAST is a production by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden in coproduction with Schaubühne Berlin. Funded through the Doppelpass program by Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
THE PAST explores the art of memory, or ars memoriae, in which memories are particularly strongly associated with physical locations, rooms and architecture. The starting point is 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 physical places are destroyed? Constanza Macras talked to eyewitnesses who can remember cities that no longer exist in the same form today. The actions in the piece refer to the ancient techniques of ars memoriae, whereby in order to recall the thing to be remembered, we first have to find and organise our impressions. At the heart of this mnemonic technique is spatial orientation. How do we use rooms and places to remember?
The piece 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. With music composed specially for the piece by Oscar Bianchi, THE PAST delves into collective and individual memory.
Director & Choreographer: Constanza Macras
Composition & Music: Oscar Bianchi
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
By and with: Louis Becker, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Luc Guiol, Miako Klein, Nile Koetting, Johanna Lemke, Ana Mondini, Felix Saalmann, Miki Shoji, Michael Weilacher
Light: Sergio Pessanha
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Stage: Laura Gamberg // Chika Takabayashi
Stage Mangager: Welko Funke
Technical Director: Kai Kaden // Welko Funke
Costume Design: Alison Saunders
Costume Assistance: Daphna Munz
Assitant Director: Felipe Amaya, Nikoletta Fischer
Hospitants: Lea Gugger, Victor Colmenero Mir, Laia Alberich Casañas, Louise Douet-Sinenberg, Vincenzo Mazzone, Clara Calero
Production: Katharina Wallisch
Production Office: René Dombrowski
Production Intern: Friederike Aps, Raquel Moreira
Administration: Susan Ramroth
Tour: Ricardo Frayha
Project Coordination Doppelpass: Anne-Kathrin Schmidt // Katharina Wallisch
Special thanks to the eyewitnesses Hanna Günzler, Ursula Henning,
Nora Lang und Ingrid Schulz.