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Picture: Thomas Aurin
Chatsworth by Constanza Macras / Dorkypark
Picture: Thomas Aurin
Picture: Thomas Aurin
Chatsworth by Constanza Macras / Dorkypark
Picture: Thomas Aurin
Picture: Thomas Aurin
Chatsworth by Constanza Macras / Dorkypark
Picture: Thomas Aurin
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Constanza Macras / Dorkypark

Chatsworth

After its premiere at Tanz im August in 2018, HAU once again presents Constanza Macras’ latest work. Chatsworth is the name of one of the townships in Durban (South Africa), where Indian immigrants were isolated during apartheid. In this production by the same name, the Berlin choreographer depicts the history of Indian migration to South Africa in absurd sequences with a feeling for Indian drama and its famous hand gestures. Traditional Indian dance and theatre are interwoven with hip hop, Kathak, African and contemporary dance. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood the performers immerse themselves in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience: the diasporic self. “Witty, intelligent and energetic, a wide variety of levels – of narrative, reflection and style – shift in and out in Macras’s laconic way,” was how Michaela Schlagenwerth summarized the evening in Berliner Zeitung.
Trailer “Chatsworth"
Past dates
August 2018, December 2018
English with German surtitles
110 min
Artistic Direction
Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy
Carmen Mehnert
By and with
Emil Bordás, Avishka Chewpersad, Sivani Chinappan, Fernanda Farah, Manesh Maharaj, Thulani Mgidi, Kamara Naidoo, Priyen Naidoo, Miki Shoji, Vária Linnéa Sjöström, Fana Tshabalala, Yuya Fujinami
Bollywood Choreography
Shampa Gopikrishna
Music
Almut Lustig, Vishen Kemraj
Stage Design
Irene Pätzug
Video Design
Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann, Dean Hutton
Lighting Design
Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design
Stephan Wöhrmann
Costume Design
Roman Handt
Costume management
Jojo Shone, Laetitia Tshombe
Live-Camera
Cecilia Troiani
Assistant Director
Helena Casas
Production- management
Alisa Golomzina, Mike Rabenhorst
Distribution & International Relations
Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts
Production: Constanza Macras / Dorkypark. Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Soweto Theatre (Johannesburg). Funded by: TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.