A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS / Dorkypark and HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation through the Doppelpass-program.


“We are contained in nothing and photography assembles fragments around a nothing. When Grandmother stood in front of the lens she was present for one second in the spatial continuum that presented itself to the lens. But it was this aspect and not the grandmother that was eternalised.” Siegfried Kracauer “On Photography”

The ALBUM deals with memory in relationship with the photographic image and self representation. Constanza Macras’ new creation ALBUM tracks down memories of the time when the analogue world entered the digital age. From a nascent MTV and videoclip choreographies to today’s self-made YouTube generation compulsively hunting for the perfect self-portrait. How do we portray ourselves in front of a camera? What surroundings do we choose; what references do we make, or not? What do the portrayal, the pose tell us? Who is watching whom?

“Since what is significant is not reducible to either merely spatial or
merely temporal terms, memory-images are at odds with photographic representation. From the latter’s perspective, memory-images appear to be fragments but only because photography does not encompass the meaning to which they refer and in relation to which they cease to be fragments. Similarly, from the perspective of memory, photography appearsas a jumble that consists partly of garbage.” Siegfried Krakauer “On Photography”


Premiere: 18. Mar 2016 // 19h00 // at Festspielhaus Hellerau
Additional show: 19. Mar 2016 // 19h00 // at Festspielhaus Hellerau


All photos (C) Thomas Aurin


Director / Choreography: Constanza Macras
Music / Composition: Robert Lippok (raster noton)
Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert

By and with: Emil Bordás, Luc Guiol, Hyoung-Min Kim, Nile Koetting, Johanna Lemke, Mandla Mathonsi, Ana Mondini, Felix Saalmann, Miki Shoji, Mohamed Akkouch (dance trainee)
Musician: Robert Lippok, Felix Karpf

Modells: Annabel Schmieder, Marco Tabor, Ronny Welzel

Performing guests: Ana Mercy Alonso, Anne Hoschke, Antonia Gersch, Christiane Wacker, Christoph Grabe, Cristina Allés Dopico, Elena González Santorio, Gene Hünniger, Isabella Arboleda, Jacqueline Krell, Jan Böttcher, Joachim Lattke, Lorena Utrera, Magdalena Weniger, Miren Munoz, Oskar Staudinger, Serai Balmann, Solveig Meister, Tania Giovo, Tania Sternberg, Therese Bendjus

Kitchen by: Hoa Cáp, Kong Minh Cáp

Light: Falk Dittrich (Sergio Pessanha)
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Sound / Video Assistant: Nikola Frenking
Stage: Laura Gamberg, Chika Takabayashi, Veronica Wüst
Stage Manager: Welko Funke
Costume: Daphna Munz & Constanza Macras
Costume Assistant: Maren Langer
Technicians Hellerau: Kai Kaden, Helge Petzold, Sebastian Beyer, Henryk Bastian
Assistant Director: Nikoletta Fischer
Direction Trainees: Sophie Ketteniß, Albrecht Schroeder

Production Management: Katharina Wallisch
Production Office: René Dombrowski
Production Assistant: Magda Zielinska
Distribution and International Relations: Rui Silveira
Tour Management: Laura Nicolas
Administration / CEO: Susanne Kern
Projectcoordination Doppelpass: Anne-Katrin Schmidt / Katharina Wallisch