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25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

PREMIERE : August 2018

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. 


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 
Costume Design: Roman Handt 
Stage Design: Irene Pätzug 
Video Design: Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann, Dean Hutton 
Lighting Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha 
Sound Design: Stephan Wöhrmann 
Production management: Alisa Golomzina 
Bureau: Helena Casas, Mike Rabenhorst, Edoardo Novelli, Raisa Olekhnovich, Margherita Santini 
Distribution & International Relations: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts 

Production: Constanza Macras / Dorkypark 
Co-Production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Soweto Theatre (Johannesburg) 
Funded by: TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe 

Tanz im August 2018 
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen 
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler 
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder 
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner 
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer 
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski 
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. 

  • Date: 25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

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