• Dance

CHATSWORTH is the name of one of the Indian townships in Durban where Indian immigrants were relocated during apartheid. In “Chatsworth” Berlin-based choreographer Constanza Macras is interested in showing the diverse ways that the Indian diaspora has found to relate to the intersections of multiculturalism, the global and the local. Traditional Indian dance and drama entangle with contemporary forms and subject matter. Musicals are the common ground on which cultural appropriation is not condemned but seemingly necessary. Through the lens of Bollywood, the performers immerse in a universe of assimilation, transformation and resilience: the diasporic self.


Concept, Director and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert
By and with: Emil Bordás, Miki Shoji, Fernanda Farah, Thulani Mgidi, Fana Tshabalala, Adaya Berkovich, Manesh Maharaj, Sivani Chinappan, Priyen Naidoo, Avishka Chewpersad, Kamara Naidoo
Bollywood Choreography: Shampa Gopikrishna
Music: Almust Lustig, Vishen Kemraj
Costume Design: Roman Handt
Stage Design: Irene Pätzug
Video: Lisa Böffgen-Hartmann
Light Design: Sergio de Carvalho Pessanha
Sound Design: Stephan Wöhrmann
Assistant Director: Helena Casas
Production Management: Xiao Yu
Company Management: Atilano González
International Touring: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts
Costume and Prop Manager: Marcus Barros Cardoso

Funded by: Fonds TURN Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Bündniss internationaler Produktionshäuser von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur. The show is part of India Week Hamburg.