THE PAST, Belgian première

February 3rd, 2016

Théatre de Liège (BE)

by Oscar Bianchi & Constanza Macras | DorkyPark


A production by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden in coproduction with Schaubühne Berlin. Funded through the Doppelpass program by Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.


Director / Choreography: Constanza Macras
Music / Composition: Oscar Bianchi
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert

By and with: Louis Becker, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Luc Guiol, Miako Klein, Nile Koetting, Johanna Lemke, Ana Mondini, Felix Saalmann, Miki Shoji, Michael Weilacher

Musicians: Miako Klein, Michael Weilacher, Yuka Ohta, Susanne Froehlich, Sonya Suldina

Light: Sergio Pessanha Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann Stage: Laura Gamberg / Chika Takabayashi Metal Works: Werner Knoof, Andreas Nestler Stage Manager: Welko Funke Technical director: Kai Kaden / Welko Funke Costume: Allie Saunders Costume Assistant: Daphna Munz

Assistant director: Felipe Amaya / Nikoletta Fischer Assistant to the music composer: Vincenzo Mazzone, Clara Calero Durán Trainees: Marlene Kolatschny, Lea Gugger, Victor Colmenero Mir, Laia Alberich Casañas, Louise Douet-Sinenberg

Production Management: Katharina Wallisch Production Office: René Dombrowski Production Interns: Fiederike Aps, Raquel Moreira Tour Management: Ricardo Frayha

Project coordination Doppelpass: Anne-Katrin Schmidt / Katharina Wallisch


–“The Past” is a reminder of what performing arts is capable of on stage: creating an autonomous place of cultural memory. (Süddeutsche Zeitung // 11.11.2014)

– And soon, in the Schaubühne, you are breathlessly watching lofty discourses about the art of memory being spun into wildly proliferating threads. Threads that cleverly and subtly lead to the heart of the matter: bringing to life memories of experiences that are really beyond representation. (Berliner Zeitung // 28.11.2014)

– This evening is clever and subtle and at the same time direct and raw. (Berliner Zeitung // 28.11.2014)

– Despite the increasing heaviness of the subject-matter, the production retains for the most part an evocative lightness. (Tagesspiegel // 29.11.2014)

– The result is a hybrid form between concert, dance theatre and history lesson, a stimulating paradigm for the interdisciplinary interests of contemporary dance. (Berliner Morgenpost // 30.11.14)