Die Wahrheit über Monte Verità (The truth about Monte Verità)
Constanza Macras | Dorkypark, Berlin
Wednesday 06. Nov. // 7.30 – ca. 9.00 p.m. / World premiere
Thursday 07. Nov. // 10.00 – ca. 11.30 p.m.
From 14 years
Residenz (in the Baumwollspinnerei)
“The Truth about Monte Verità” is an interactive expressionist film and live dance performance that deals with the artists’ colony “Monte Verità” as a place of utopian withdrawal. The starting point is the spirit of despair, absurdity and enthusiasm depicted by Erich Maria Remarque, which prevailed in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century and which can be found in the expressionist silent film.
The piece takes formal elements from Hugo Ball’s Dadaist poetry and develops further using Rudolf von Laban’s movement theory of the eight drives. This explores modernity’s flight into nature and the tension between utopia and crisis. “The Truth about Monte Verità” is thematically embedded in the performance series “The nature of crisis” by Constanza Macras. The Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig is a predestined location for this, because it symbolizes the discrepancies of modernity between industrialization and the associated changes in society, while at the same time currently creating space for new ideas in the field of art and culture.
Constanza Macras, born in Buenos Aires / Argentina in 1970, has been living in Berlin as a dancer and choreographer since 1995. With her company Dorkypark, founded in 2003, she brings together artists from different genres and countries. Her piece “MIR – A love story” was shown at the Tanzplattform Deutschland, organized by euro-scene Leipzig 2002, in Leipzig.
Production: Constanza Macras | Dorkypark
Management: Katharina Wallisch
Co-production: Schauspiel Leipzig / euro-scene Leipzig
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK (NPN), Munich, co-production support dance from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media based on a resolution of the German Bundestag
Scene from “Forest: The nature of crisis” by Constanza Macras, Berlin, World premiere: 10.08.2013
Conception, staging and choreography: Constanza Macras
Film: Catalina Fernandez, Claire Wilkens, Jon Street
Music: Fernanda Farah, Jelena Kuljić, Almut Lustig
Stage design: Laura Gamberg, Chika Takubayashi
Lighting design and technical direction: Arvid Piasek
Costumes: Gilvan de Coêlho de Oliveira, Allie Saunders (film)
Cast: Fernanda Farah, Nile Koetting, Jelena Kuljić, Almut Lustig, Ana Mondini, Louis Becker, Emil Bordás, László Horváth, Felix Saalmann, Miki Shoji
Schauspiel Leipzig in cooperation with euro-scene Leipzig
/ Nov. 06: 7 p.m. Schauspielhaus // return to Schaubühne Lindenfels and Schauspielhaus.
/ Nov. 07: 9:30 p.m. Schauspielhaus, 9:45 p.m. Schaubühne Lindenfels // return to Schauspielhaus