I FEEL YOU
On the 9th of February 2023, I FEEL YOU by Constanza Macras has been pemiere abroad at the Teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
„In this game of constant change, the five performers demonstrate a great mastery of the code that the Argentinean choreorgrapher, who has been living in Berlin for 20 years and whose have been programmed at FIBA nad at the Teatro colon, is already familiar to local auiences“ – La Nacion
„Macras investigates life in cities and in this world at odds with nature: prolific, she has made works about gentrification, the current sense of apocalypse, financial bubbles. I Feel You is a more intimate work that looks politically at the contemporary subject.“ – Pagina12
„The work of Constanza Macras can be linked to the powerful genre also developed in Germany by Pina Bausch: dance theatre. It is about working with images and situations from everyday life, the exploration of the most domesticated movements, the repetition and the interpretative effect that this wear and tear generates, all crossed by artists who interpret these emotions and are moved by what happens on stage between them and with the audience. A tennis match that begins to transform into something else, a mobile phone that chases the performers and is the only thing they see, a fight in a mad living room, are some of the situations that the show unfolds and allows a plurality of meaning, which dialogues so well with dance.“ – Infobae
I Feel You is a group of people searching for access to complex feelings such as empathy and excitement through the infinite possibilities of today’s entertainment media. Starting from the nature of digital space and its effects on interpersonal interaction, the choreography is created with the help of neurophysiological findings. It is about the phenomenon that the perception of physical movements, caused by certain emotions of the moving person, generate the same emotions in the observer. This means that we actually feel with the other person – in the truest sense of the word, we can „empathise“ with them. The choreography becomes a search for what activates our brain in our body as a result of having such mirror reactions.Empathy is also treated musically by incorporating genres of classical and pop music, which paradigmatically serve as aesthetically exaggerated empathy catalysts, into the discourse: What is it about them that touches people so strongly, and how is it that massive emotional responses can be generated by mere melodic and rhythmic formulas that linger in our ears and cause an entire opera house or stadium to be flooded with a collective flow of tears?
Cast & Crew
Regie, Choreography and Musical Concept: Constanza Macras
Costumes: Constanza Agüero
From and with: Alexandra Bodi, Emil Bordas, Rob Fordeyn, Thulani Lord Mgidi und Miki Shoji
Guest: Constanza Agüero
With music from Robert Lippok
Musical arrangements: Santiago Blaum
Director´s Assistant: Mica Heilmann
Lighting Design : Sergio de Cavalho Pessanha, Ulrich Kellermann
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Pictures: Gustavo Gavotti
Production Manager: Jimena Soria
Production Assistant: Leo Pflimlin
Funded by the Department of Culture and Europe of the Senate of Berlin.