ON FIRE – THE INVENTION OF TRADITION is back on the road!! On May 26th & 27th 2017, Theater am Kurfürstendamm will host the long-awaited comeback of this production in Berlin and right after ON FIRE – The Invention of Tradition will have its French Premiere in Paris (FR) on May 31st and June 2 & 3 at Théâtre National de Chaillot. More information about these guest performances and tickets can be found at Theater am Kurfürstendamm (in German) and Théâtre National de Chaillot (in English/French).
In this production Macras worked with a mixed cast of South African and Berlin-based performers and in collaboration with Johannesburg-based visual 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. The piece 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. It wishes to reflect on postcolonial / post – apartheid ongoing power struggles and the artistic deconstructions of colonial / patriarchal imageries of “the other“.
The guest performance in Berlin is kindly supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Does the global crisis affect family quarrels? Is daily coexistence, free from conflict, possible? Curated by Jadwiga Majewska the 5th International Contemporary Dance Festival KRoki (12-21 May), under the banner Conflicted?, explores the complex issues around the subject. Using movement and their own bodies, choreographers and dancers from Israel, Ukraine, Egypt, Argentina, Poland and Germany have been invited to present their work at KRoki festival in an attempt to answer some of these questions on the stage of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and Małopolska Garden of Arts. Constanza Macras – DorkyPark is one of guest companies of the KRoki 2017 program.
On 14th May 2017, the International Contemporary Dance Festival KRoki presents at the Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow a video screening of ”The Past” a piece by Constanza Macras – Dorky Park & Oscar Bianchi which was premiered at the Schaubühne Berlin in 2014. Later in the evening the festival presents the Polish premiere of Electrodomestics, a dance, talk show, music and cooking performance by Adham Hafez and Constanza Macras, resulting from a co-production NPN Nationales Performance Netz (DE) and KRoki – Contemporary Dance Festival / Juliusz Słowacki Theatre (PL). Additionally on the 15th May 2017 the festival also offers a dance workshop led by Sonia Levin – Dorky Park.
Further information and details are available at the KRoki – Contemporary Dance Festival website (in Polish).