Open for Everything“ is a journey through the stagnant lives of Europe’s Roma communities in misery. Roma exist in the public perception mainly as a problem: as impoverished, criminal „gypsies“ unwilling to integrate. At the same time, the exoticising myth of the travelling people conceals the catastrophic living conditions of the marginalised and persecuted ethnic minority. Constanza Macras nevertheless takes up the motif of travelling and confronts the experiences of flight and migration of the Roma with the occupational nomadism of the dancers of the DorkyPark company. The production is being developed with 17 Roma musicians, dancers and amateurs of different ages from Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, as well as with five dancers from the company Constanza Macras | DorkyPark, who come from Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and South Korea.
Direction and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
By and with: Emil Bordás (HU), Hilde Elbers (NL), Anouk Froidevaux (CA), Fatima Hegedüs (HU), Ádám Horváth (HU), László Horváth (HU), Hyoung-Min Kim (ROK), Denis Kuhnert (D), Viktória Lakatos (HU), Zoltán Lakatos (HU), Iveta Millerová (CZ), Elik Niv (ISR), János Norbert Orsós (HU), Monika Peterová (CZ), Rebeka Rédai (HU), Marketa Richterová (CZ), Iván Rostás (HU), Magdolna Rostás (HU), Viktor Rostás (HU)
A production of CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and the GOETHE-INSTITUT.
Musicians: Marek Balog (SK), Milan Demeter (CZ), Milan Kroka (CZ), Jan Surmaj (CZ), Petr Surmaj (CZ)
Stage design: Tal Shacham
Costumes: Gilvan Coêlho de Oliveira
Photos: Manuel Osterholt
Lighting: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound: Mattef Kuhlmey, Stephan Wöhrmann
Stage technology: Welko Funke
Image technology: Tobias Götz
Musical advice: Kristina Lösche-Löwensen
Folklore dance classes: Monika Balgová, Vladimír Balog
Assistant directors: Annika Kuhlmann, João Victor Toledo
Stage design assistance: Juliette Collas
Costume assistant: Magdalena Emmerig
Guest director: Fernando Balsera, Lucila Piffer
Stage design assistance: Angela Ribera
Costume design: Florentine Helene Gerstenberg
Interpreters: Zsuzsa Berecz, Melinda Casná, Kata Kovács, Ármin Szabó-Székely
Interpreting assistance: Franziska Doffin
Production Manager DorkyPark: Katharina Wallisch
Production Assistant DorkyPark: Sophia Roma Weyringer
Production Trainee DorkyPark: Judith Bodenstein
Administration: Aminata Oelßner
Tour management DorkyPark: Ricardo Frayha
Production Management Budapest: Zsuzsa Berecz
Project Coordination GOETHE-INSTITUT: Marta Lajnerová
Initiated by GOETHE-INSTITUT
In co-production with Wiener Festwochen, Nová scéna of the National Theatre Prague, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts Budapest, International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Dansens Hus Stockholm and Zürcher Theater Spektakel.
Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs and the Open Society Foundations with the support of the Arts and Culture Programme Budapest.
In collaboration with Workshop Foundation and with the support of the Czech Centre Berlin.
Folklore Skirts by Romani Design