Picture: Manuel Osterholt

Picture: Manuel Osterholt

Constanza Macras / Dorkypark


World Premiere
Family Friendly
Duration: 100 min

Chatsworth is the name of one of the Indian townships in Durban where Indian immigrants were relocated during apartheid. In “Chatsworth” Berlin-based choreographer Constanza Macras is interested in showing the diverse ways that the Indian diaspora has found to relate to the intersections of multiculturalism, the global and the local. Traditional Indian dance and drama entangle with contemporary forms and subject matter. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood, the performers immerse in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience:  the diasporic self.
Current Performances
Sat 25.08.2018 | 21:00 | HAU1
Sun 26.08.2018 | 17:00 | HAU1
Artistic Direction Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy Carmen Mehnert
With Emil Bordás, Miki Shoji, Fernanda Farah, Thulani Mgidi, Fana Tshabalala, Varia Sjöström, Manesh Maharaj, Sivani Chinappan, Priyen Naidoo, Avishka Chewpersad, Kamara Naidoo
Stage Design Irene Pätzug
Video Design Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann
Lighting Design Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design Stephan Wöhrmann
Costume Design Roman Handt
Production: Constanza Macras / Dorkypark
Co-Production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
Funded by: TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe