Last year, the new production by Constanza Macras had to premiere as an online stream, but luckily this year it can be performed live in front of an audience at the arena of the Gärten der Welt park as part of the Tanz im August festival.
In 2013 Constanza Macras | DorkyPark created the fourhour performative forest walk “Forest: The Nature of Crisis”, which interwove a return to romanticism with the world’s deepening economic and ecological crises. With “Stages of Crisis” the Berlin based choreographer develops this piece further and brings it to another place: a supermarket where products present themselves as the ultimate counter point to nature. A troop of bold, mismatched characters retell the stories of modified fairytales set in an absurd dystopia. In the midst of violent upheaval, they grapple with overconsumption, internet culture and the need for theatre itself.
Photo: Thomas Aurin