Constanza Macras’ "Der Palast” at the Volksbühne
In the interim of Klaus Dörr’s artistic direction, the Volksbühne seems to be temporarily transformed into the dance venue that Berlin still lacks: Sasha Waltz will be presenting her company’s next world premiere there, and Constanza Macras’ latest creation will also be co-produced at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. In Macras’s manner, "Der Palast” deals with an amazing variety of things: Berlin’s gentrification, which confronts local creative people with the cultural taste of a global, well-situated middle class; portraits by the English photographer Tom Hunter, who stages social change in the style of the Old Masters; the architecture of the venue; or reality TV shows, which recycle personnel like sets and thus resemble each other in a confusing way. Irrespective of how this mash-up succeeds (turns out?), Macras with her great cast ranging from Emil Bordás to Anne Ratte-Polle conquers a stage that for Berlin’s dance professionals accustomed to small formats may seem like a palace in its own right. (eph)
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Szene öffne Dich
Wie steht es um die Zugänge zur Kunstform Tanz, insbesondere auf Seiten der Macher*innen? Wie öffnen sich Ausbildungsinstitutionen des zeitgenössischen Tanzes, um die Vielfalt der Gesellschaft abzubilden? Einige Erkundungen.