World premiere of “THE GHOSTS” at Tanz Im August 2015 / Schaubühne in Berlin. Save the dates!

THE GHOSTS will have its world premiere on the 3rd of September 2015 at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz as closing performance of Tanz im August with additional shows on the  4th,  5th, 7th and 8th September 2015.

Preliminary information is available here. Further details about this new production will be available in our website closer to the premiere dates.

THE GHOSTS is a production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and Goethe Institut China in co-production with Tanz Im August, Schaubühne am Lehniner PlatzCSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia and Guangdong Dance Festival. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin and supported by the Berlin Senate Chancellery –  Cultural Affairs Department.

the ghosts

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The Trailer of “ON FIRE – The Invention of Tradition” is already online !

Video trailer by Dean Hutton.

Curious with ON FIRE – The Invention of Tradition ? Check all the details about this new production here

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS| DorkyPark in co-production with Dance Umbrella South Africa. Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs Department  with the kind support of Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Goethe Institut Südafrika, Dance Forum Johannesburg and Momo Gallery.

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THE PAST at Schaubühne on May 2015

THE PAST is returning for two guest performances to the Schaubühne in Berlin on the 20th May (20:30) and 21st May (20:00). Save the date and get your tickets!

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden in coproduction with Schaubühne Berlin. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes through the Doppelpass program with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

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Constanza Macras participates as guest speaker in CHOREOGRAPHIE DES BLICKS (org:Goethe Institut) / Uferstudios Berlin

Constanza Macras has been invited to participate as a guest speaker in the advanced training program CHOREOGRAPHIE DES BLICKS, organized by the Goethe Institut and taking place from 26.-28. March 2015 at Uferstudios, Berlin.

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Constanza Macras participates as guest speaker in URBAN PLACES – PUBLIC SPACES : A Global Debate on the Life of the City (org: Goethe Institut) // Münchner Kammerspiele in Munich

Constanza Macras had been invited to participate as a speaker in the URBAN PLACES – PUBLIC SPACES : A Global debate on the Life of the City, organized by the Goethe Institut and introduced her FAUST-Preis-awarded production “Megalopolis”.

© Judith Buss

Details about the program can be found here

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“OPEN FOR EVERYTHING” in Udine / Italy

OPEN FOR EVERYTHING will have its Italian premiere on the 17th and 18th April 2015 at Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine thanks to a collaboration between Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG  and the Comune di Udine.

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and the Goethe Institut. In co-production with Wiener Festwochen, New Stage of National Theatre Prague, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts Budapest, International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Dansens Hus Stockholm and Zürcher Theater Spektakel. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Department for Cultural Affairs and the Open Society Foundation – with contribution of the Arts and Culture Program of Budapest..

The Italian premiere and guest performance of OPEN FOR EVERYHTING in Udine / Italy is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) International Guest Performance Fund for Dance which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for culture and the media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.




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Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Isabel Lewis, Tatiana Saphir, Jan-Sebastian Šuba are preparing GIANT at the moment, taking place from Thursday 26. March to Saturday 28. March 2015 from 14:00 pm to 01:00 am in Studio 44.

GIANT can be called many things: live installation, active space, durational performance, situation. It is a hungry being, not autonomous but rather invites interaction, subsuming all that happens within its borders into itself to become truly gigantic. It is the creative space we stake out for ourselves and our guests that vibrates in a crafted and specific way. Within this range of conditions we host, hang out, eat, play and perform, and the context is constantly jumping between being a show, an exhibition, a festival and a party. GIANT is people working together, constructing a frame for surprises, a format that embraces the unplanned as potential catalysts for new ideas. GIANT is.

Ariel Efraim Ashbel (b.1982, Tel Aviv) is a Berlin based artist from Israel, who makes performances. Between the years 2008-2010 he was associate artistic director of the “IntimaDance” Festival for contemporary dance and performance in Tel Aviv’s Tmuna Theater. Since 2011 he is based in Berlin, and has contributed to various projects in HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theater, HZT (Uferstudios), ausland, the Berlin Biennial, the Porn Film Festival, Transmediale and more. In 2013 his first German piece “All white people look the same to me” premiered in Berlin’s HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Alongside his work as a director he also collaborates with colleagues as performer and dramaturge. Ariel is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater Jerusalem (2006) and holds a BA in History and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University (2010). He won the Akko festival prize for alternative theater in 2003, annual scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation in (2003-2007), the Mayor of Jerusalem and the HaZira Performance Art Center prize in 2006, the ‘Legacy’ Foundation scholarship in 2007, and participated in Goethe Institute and International Theater Institution’s (ITI) residency program for young theater directors in 2011.

Isabel Lewis (b. 1981) is an artist of Dominican and American origin who grew up on a suburban island off the coast of southwest Florida. She lived in New York City where she danced for many choreographers and where she has shown her own commissioned works from 2004 onwards at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum and Movement Research at Judson Church amongst others. Lewis is based in Berlin since 2009. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy her current work takes the form of hosted “occasions” which are celebratory meetings of things, people, plants, music, smells and dances and has been presented by Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Frieze London, Liverpool Biennial, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Lewis has lectured on topics such as open source and dance improvisation, social dances as cultural storage systems, collaborative creative formats (Communal EPIC Fiction), future dance techniques (BALLISTIC BODY), and rapping as an embodied speech act (FLOW PLAY: Sensualized Speech and Hip Hop) at Serpentine Galleries, Kampnagel, and Hebbel Am Ufer amongst others.

Tatiana Saphir was born in 1975 in Buenos Aires. Since 2003 she lives and works between Buenos Aires and Berlin. She worked with many film and theater directors and studied theater, dance as well as film and theater theory in Buenos Aires before moving to Berlin. In 2008 she established with her sister Tamara the performance group TnT, creating together their first piece “a brief history of Argentinian Punk”, which was performed in several venues around Germany and France. During thee years she also started to write and direct her own shows, presented in various festivals in Europe and Argentina. In Berlin Tatiana has worked with many performance, theater and dance makers; Among them are Santiago Blaum, Constanza Macras/Dorkypark , Nir de Volff, Dirk Cieslak/Lubricat, AndCompany&co, Gob Squad, And with Argentinean theater director Federico Leon. Since 2004 she’s also collaboratiing with electro-latin-korean music collective AZUKITA, and since 2009 Djing in many festivals, events and parties as DJ OBSTSALAT.

Jan-Sebastian Šuba was born 1974 in Berlin. He is a performer and actor, in theater and movies. Mostly interested in collaborations on stage he worked in Sophiensaele, HAU, Ballhaus Ost, Dock 11, Maxim-Gorki-Studio, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Dietheater Wien, Bregenzer Frühling, Adam-Mickewicz-Institut Warschau, Levontin 7 and more, with i.e.: Gob Squad, Constanza Macras/Dorky Park, andcompany&co., Peaches, Hans-Werner Krösinger, Ulf Otto, Santiago Blaum, Lubricat, Bruno Cathomas, aktionstheater ensemble wien, Maya Dunietz, Showcase Beat Le Mot, Nir DeVolff and many others. In Film he played in “Totale Therapie” by Christian Frosch and in “Hysteria”, “I’d like to die a 1000 times”, “Apokalypse I + II” and “Viva Europa” by Edwien Brienen. He is also known as DJ, Karaoke-Addict and mud-wrestler.

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Constanza Macras cooperates with Herbert Grönemeyer for his latest music video

End of January 2015 Herbert Grönemeyer and Constanza Macras started collaborating for a choreography to Herbert Grönemeyer’s latest music video for the song “Fang mich an”. Have a look below to see the results in the official music video and watch Constanza Macras and Herbert Grönemeyer talk about this project in the “making of”

Herbert Grönemeyer “Fang mich an”

Constanza Macras and Herbert Grönemeyer talking about their collaboration:

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ON FIRE – The Invention Of Tradition (World Premiere) at Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg / South Africa and on tour in Maputo / Mozambique

A production by Constanza Macras | Dorkypark in collaboration with Ayana V Jackson. A co-production with Dance Umbrella South Africa. Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten – der Regierende Bürgermeister Berlin and with friendly support of Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Goethe Institut Südafrika, Dance Forum Johannesburg and Momo Gallery.

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On Fire, a new piece by Constanza Macras, deals with the re-evaluation of heritage and tradition in relation to segregated cultural groups, which are being articulated in new ways in urban life – and with self-defined contemporary practices and rituals. The piece wishes to reflect on postcolonial / post – apartheid ongoing power struggles and the artistic deconstructions of colonial / patriarchal imageries of “the other“. Macras works with a mixed cast of South African and Berlin-based performers in collaboration with the Johannesburg-based artist Ayana V. Jackson, whose photography interrogates and deconstructs other aspects of a specific chapter that we might add to the history of “invented traditions”: the visual representation of the “other” in historical and journalistic photography.



26. & 27. FEB 2015 / 19h00
(Dance Factory, Cnr. Jeppe & President St,
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa)


3. MAR 2015 / 19h00
CCFM – Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano (French-Mozambican Cultural Centre)
(Av. Samora Machel,468, Maputo, Mozambique)


Dates to be announced soon.


Choreography & Director: Constanza Macras

By & With: Louis Becker, Emil Bordás, Lucky Kele, Jelena Kuljic, Diile Lebeko, Mandla Mathonsi, Thulani Mgidi, Melusi Mkhwanjana, Felix Saalmann, Fana Tshabalala, John Sithole

Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
Visual Artist: Ayana V. Jackson
Video Design: Dean Hutton
Costume Design: Constanza Macras
Costume Assistant: Noluthando Lobese
Assistant Director: Nikoletta Fischer
Sound Design: Jelena Kuljic / Abigail Thatcher
Lighting Design: Catalina Fernandez
Technical Direction: Abigail Thatcher
Production Management (Johannesburg): Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Production Management (Berlin): Katharina Wallisch
Production Office: René Dombrowski
International Relations and Distribution: Rui Silveira
Tour Management: Ricardo Frayha

A production by Constanza Macras | Dorkypark in collaboration with Ayana V Jackson. A co-production with Dance Umbrella South Africa. Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Senatskanzlei für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten – der Regierende Bürgermeister Berlin and with friendly support of Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Goethe Institut Südafrika, Dance Forum Johannesburg and Momo Gallery.



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COMING UP: THE PAST at Schaubühne Berlin and on tour in India & Sri Lanka

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If you missed one of the shows of THE PAST in 2014 in Hellerau, Dresden and in Schaubühne, Berlin, you have a chance again to see it now.

THE PAST will be performed in Schaubühne, Berlin on 29 & 30 JAN (20:00) as well as on 3 FEB 2015 (20:00). You can get your tickets via Schaubühne here.

Additionally THE PAST will be performed in India and in Sri Lanka on the following dates:

9. FEB 2015: Attakkalari India Dance Biennial in Bangalore, India
12. FEB 2015: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in Chennai, India
15. FEB 2015: Musaeus College in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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