WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TO NOMINATE CONSTANZA MACRAS AS THE NEW EASTAP ASSOCIATE ARTIST FOR 2022.
CONSTANZA MACRAS (AR) born in Buenos Aires, where she studied Dance and Fashion Design. She continued her Dance studies at the Merce Cunningham Studios in Amsterdam and New York. 2003 she founded the international dance and theatre company Constanza Macras | DorkyPark. In this company, Macras brings together actors, dancers, musicians, and artists from a wide range of genres and countries. Combining dance, text, live music, and film, the interdisciplinary ensemble worked withstate theatres like the Schaubühne Berlinand the DüsseldorferSchauspielhaus, as well as with theatres of the free performing arts scene like Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin.Currently the company is resident of the Volksbühne Berlin under the artistic direction of René Pollesch.
Since 2003 the company produced a variety of pieces that have been shown worldwide, for example at the Festivald’Avignon, the Wiener Festwochen, the Seoul Performing Arts Festival, the Buenos Aires International Festival, the Attakalari-India Biennial, the Dance Umbrella Johannesburg, the Aarhus Festival,the Romaeuropa Festival, the LIFT London, theSantiago a Mil International Festival, the BitefFestival, and many others.
2018 Macrasworked with film director Yorgos Lanthimos, for whose movie The Favouriteshe created the choreography. In addition to that Constanza Macras receives numerous commissioned work offers for national and international theatres, among others from The Goteborg Dance company of the Goteborg Opera House or The Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
In 2008 Constanza Macras received the Goethe-InstitutAward for her piece HELL ON EARTH.In 2010 she was awarded with the Arts at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) William L. Abramowitz Residency. Since 1961, the series has brought renowned performing artists and writers to MIT to perform, present public lectures, and collaborate with students in free programs. Constanza Macras will return to MIT for research and a project development together with MIT students in 2022. In 2010 Constanza Macras was awarded the national Germantheatre-prize DER FAUST for best choreography for the piece MEGALOPOLIS. 2021 Constanza Macras and her company won the Tabori prize, Germanys highest award for the free performing arts scene, for her work and artistic development.