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Friday, April 20, 2012

DORKYPARK presents "HERE/AFTER" by Constanza Macras

Never before has it been so easy to be “by oneself” in a society which makes a confrontation with the “outside” avoidable through the sheer endless possibilities of communicating via the internet, chatrooms and delivery services. In fact, what is out there that one absolutely has to experience live?

In HERE/AFTER Constanza Macras along with four performers and one musician seek to find out more about Agoraphobia - the fear of certain, especially public and vast spaces, as well as of masses of people - with all its peculiarities like hyperventilation, panic attacks, dizziness and disorientation. Does everyday life in a metropolis pose a threat to the people?

Constanza Macras – born in Argentina and studied dance in Argentina, Amsterdam and New York, she received the GOETHE-INSTITUT Award for an outstanding German production in 2008, and the national German theater-prize DER FAUST for best choreography in 2010. She was also awarded with the Arts at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) William L. Abramowitz Residency in 2010.

Constanza Macras | DorkyPark was created in 2003 by Constanza Macras and dramaturge Carmen Mehnert. The company integrates dancers, actors and musicians with performers that range from 4 to 72 years old, combining text, live music, dance and video. DorkyPark has toured in Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, The United States of America and has been invited to various European venues and festivals like Festival d’Avignon in France and Aarhus Festival in Denmark.

HERE/AFTER: Choreography and Direction: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
Text: Constanza Macras
From and With: Tatiana Eva Saphir, Miki Shoji, Ronni Maciel, Roberto de Buenos Aires, and Janaina Pessoa
Music: Santiago Blaum
Photos/Video: Manuel Osterholt
Light: Sérgio de Carvalho Pessanha

HERE/AFTER will be presented as part of Al Mawred Al-Thaqafy Spring Festival on Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Falaki Theatre in Cairo, 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk. Tel: 02 27976373
Free Admission

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