october 5 and 6 h8.45pm, october 7 h5pm @Teatro Eliseo
With Constanza Macras’ appearance at Romaeuropa we have the arrival of a provocative corporeity and humour fermented into a powerful dance and theatrical style.
Performing at the Schaubühne and Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, when not on tour; Macras is distant from the conceptual dance style, preferring to take her art towards more social and human themes. In Here/After she deals with the neurosis of agoraphobia, unleashed in reaction to wide, open spaces or crowds, causing us to close ourselves off in our own little spaces. Is perhaps this phobia a sign of the present day?
The savage orchestration of the moment takes control in her performance. All elements from the choreography, text, sound and video are brought together to create a compact pièce, we see a mockingly irrational narrative manifested in an aspiring rock star, paradoxically terrorized by crowds. Fundamental in creating theatricalism on stage is the presence of four dancer-actors, three women and one man and a musician- all members of the creative group Constanza Macras | DorkyPark, founded in 2003 by Macras and the dramaturg Carmen Mehnert - who are the true protagonists in this example of theatrical excellence.
Thus we find an expressive style favouring the tragicomic side of life; this scathing humour, rather sweet and sour typical to this choreographer, born in Argentina but trained in various parts of the globe. Known in the international dance scenario for the past 15 years she is able to transform the manias, fears and phobias of our society into dance and movement.
Coreografia e regia Constanza Macras
Drammaturgia Carmen Mehnert, testi Constanza Macras
Di e con Fernanda Farah, Tatiana Eva Saphir, Miki Shoji, Ronni Maciel, Santiago Blaum
Apparizione speciale Nile Koetting su Skype, Hiromi Iwasa su Youtube
Produzione Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and HAU/Hebbel am Ufer
Con il supporto di Capital Cultural Fund e del Governing Mayor of Berlin – Department for Cultural Affairs
in collaborazione con Goethe Institut e Teatro Eliseo
Constanza Macras was born in Buenos Aires where she studied dance before continuing her studies between Amsterdam and New York. She moved to Berlin in 1995, where she founded two ensembles: Tamagotchi Y2K (1997) and Constanza Macras | DorkyPark (2003). The company integrates dancers, actors and musicians with performers that range from 4 years old to 72, combining text, live music, dance and video. In 2008 she was awarded the Goethe-Institut Award for Hell On Earth and in 2010 the Der Faust Prize for her production Megalopolis. She has organised workshop and master classes in Japan, USA, France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland and German