Big in Bombay

Constanza Macras | Dorky Park

World premiere
Big in Bombay

Big in Bombay

© David Baltzer

  • 2 h 30 min, one interval

Past Dates

Talk with the audience 23 January, after the performance
This production is nominated for the Werkpreis spielzeiteuropa 04/05.

What does it mean to be famous? What makes people strive for the recognition of anonymous masses, laying themselves bare? What differences are there between the paths to fame in different nations and contexts? In her new dance/theatre/music project “Big in Bombay”, the dancer and choreographer Constanza Macras (born in 1970 in Buenos Aires) and her international ensemble Dorky Park investigate the themes of cultural identity and the cult of stardom.


Direction and Choreography Constanza Macras
Set Design Lars Müller
Costume Design Gilvan Coêlho de Oliveira
Music Claus Erbskorn, Julian Klein / a rose is
Indian Singing Amelia Cuni
Bollywood Choreography Sangita Shresthova
Dramaturgy Carmen Mehnert
Video Constanza Macras, Kevin Slavin
Video Design Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
Lighting Design Jackie Shemesh

With Nabih Amaraoui, Yeri Anarika Vargas Sanchez, Knut Berger, Nir De-Volff, Jill Emerson, Claus Erbskorn, Jared Gradinger, Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Isabelle Redfern, Rahel Savoldelli, Jo Stone, Anne Tismer
Musicians a rose is: Christian Buck, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Almut Lustig, Ulf Pankoke

A production of Constanza Macras / Dorky Park, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, and spielzeiteuropa | Berliner Festspiele
In co-production with Sophiensæle, Schauspielhaus Wien, and Teatro Communale di Ferrara
Realized with funds of the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin, with the support of the Goethe Institutes Max Müller Bhavan Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi and Madras