Antigone in the Amazon
After the productions Orestes in Mosul in the former capital of the Islamic State and the Jesus film The New Gospel in the southern Italian refugee camps, Milo Rau and his team travel to the Amazon in Brazil to conclude their Trilogy of Ancient Myths.
Run time ca. 90 minutes
Language Multi-langual (English, Portuguese, Tucano)
Surtitles English and Dutch
Dutch opening night Fri May 19
In Gesprek Fri May 19
Antigone in the Amazone
For Antigone in the Amazone, Milo Rau and his team travel to the Brazilian state of Pará, where the forests burn due to the expanding soy monocultures and where nature gets devoured by capitalism. On an occupied piece of land, in collaboration with MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra),
the world’s largest landless workers’ movement, they create an allegorical play about the violent devastations and displacements caused by the modern state, which places private property above the traditional right to land.
Milo Rau on Antigone in the Amazon
'The intellectual renewal will not come from the gated communities where the authoritarian neoliberalism emerged. The philosophy of the coming era will come from the forests, from the favelas and the banlieues, from occupied houses and monocultures.'
IN THE PRESS
Antigone in the Amazons is a beautiful, powerful, and perhaps accidental piece of theatre. Perhaps one of Rau’s most significant to date.
L’Antigone de Sophocle reste plus vibrante que jamais dans cette production qui restitue toute l’actualité de cette tragédie vieille de 2500 ans.
After the performance, come and think, listen and chat at In Gesprek. We invite a guest to further explore the themes of Antigone in de Amazone and to exchange experiences. If you have any questions, this is the perfect time to ask them. In Gesprek is free of charge and starts shortly after the performance in one of our foyers, is conducted in Dutch and lasts about half an hour.
concept & direction Milo Rau
text Milo Rau & ensemble
dramaturgy Giacomo Bisordi
dramaturgical collaboration Kaatje De Geest, Douglas Estevam, Martha Kiss Perrone
set Anton Lukas
costumes Gabriella Cherubini, Jo De Visscher, Anton Lukas
light Dennis Diels
music composition Elia Rediger, Pablo Casella
video Moritz von Dungern
video making of Fernando Nogari
video editing Joris Vertenten
assistant director Katelijne Laevens
interns assistant director Carolina Bufolin, Zacharoula Kasaraki, Lotte Mellaerts
production management Klaas Lievens, Gabriela Gonçalves
technical production management Oliver Houttekiet
stage manager Marijn Vlaeminck
technical staff Max Ghymonprez, Sander Michiels, Raf Willems, Brecht Beuselinck, Stavros Tarlizos, Dimitri Devos
cast Frederico Araujo, Sara De Bosschere, Arne De Tremerie
on screenKay Sara, Gracinha Donato, Célia Maracajà, Choir of militants of Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra (MST) and, as Tiresias, Ailton Krenak
coproduction The International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM), Festival d'Avignon, Romaeuropa Festival, Manchester International Festival, La Vilette Parijs, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Equinoxe Scène Nationale (Châteauroux), Wiener Festwochen
in collaboration with Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST)
with support of Goethe Institut Saõ Paulo, PRO HELVETIA programme COINCIDENCIA - Kulturausch Schweiz - Südamerika, The Belgian Tax Shelter
thanks to Eva-Maria Bertschy, Carmen Hornbostel