Argentinian-born Constanza Macras studied Dance and Fashion Design and developed the basics of her choreographic work in Amsterdam and at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. She founded the dance theatre company Constanza Macras | DorkyPark in Berlin in 2003. The company brings together performers of all kinds and combines dance, video and live music. The over 20 productions she has created tour internationally, showing at acclaimed festivals. In 2008 she was awarded the Goethe Prize for her production Hell on Earth and in 2010 she won the top German theatre prize, DER FAUST, in the Best Choreography category for her production Megalopolis. In 2013, she became the first female director to lecture at the École des Maîtres, an itinerant theatre training school.
Then she had another giant commission: soft cell with the 38-person Danscompani of Gothenburg Opera, in which she reckoned up with the Swedes along a political line of confrontation balancing pleasure in community and the question of whether the isolated still have freedom of expression – a dynamic stunner of a piece, choreographed as a bawdy wedding party and widely thought to be her best piece since she founded her company, DorkyPark, based in Berlin. This is where she lives and enjoys a reputation for being the best headhunter for extraordinary dance talents – and rightly so, especially as it is Constanza Macras' choreographic art that brings many talents to light in the first place.
ON FIRE – The Invention of Tradition (2015)
THE GHOSTS (2015)
THE GHOSTS ALBUM (2016)