13.05.23 10.06.23

Antigone in the Amazon Milo Rau / NTGent

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1  Productiebeeld Antigone In Amazonie C Armin Smailovic Persfotos 2 Armin Smailovic
Milo Rau creates a political Antigone for the 21st century, together with indigenous people, activists and actors from Brazil and Europe.
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€15 - 28

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✔ EN, PT, TUCANO spoken
✔ DUTCH, EN surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (from 09/05):
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For Antigone in the Amazon, Milo Rau and his team traveled 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. 

In 2020 the creation process was interrupted due to the corona pandemic: the team had to return from Brazil in the midst of rehearsals. In the spring of 2023 it will travel back and finish the production to finally present the premiere of Antigone in the Amazon  in the season of 22-23.

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.

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.
Milo Rau
cast
  • Arne De Tremerie (live on stage)
  • Kay Sara (live on stage)
  • and many more (on video)
cast
  • Arne De Tremerie (live on stage)
  • Kay Sara (live on stage)
  • and many more (on video)
credits

musician

Clémence Clarysse, Pablo Casella

text

Milo Rau & ensemble

concept & direction

Milo Rau

concept & dramaturgy

Eva-Maria Bertschy

dramaturgical collaboration

Carmen Hornbostel, Douglas Estevam, Martha Kiss Perrone

scenography and costumes

Anton Lukas, Ottavia Castellotti

video

Moritz von Dungern, Fernando Nogari

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens, Paula Serra

production management

Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Gabriela Gonçalves, Klaas Lievens

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

costume assistance

Gabriela Santos Cherubini

sound

Vanessa Silva

music composition

Elia Rediger

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

production

NTGent, The International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM)

in collaboration with

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST)

project coordination in brazil

Maria Raimunda César, Colectivo Nacional de Cultura MST, Secretaria MST Parà

press & public relations

Yven Augustin, Màrcia Marques, Canal Aberto, Tom De Clercq

with support of

Goethe Institut Saõ Paulo, PRO HELVETIA programme COINCIDENCIA - Kulturaustausch Schweiz - Südamerika, The Belgian Tax Shelter

coproduction

Romaeuropa Festival, Manchester International Festival, La Vilette Parijs, Tandem Arras Douai, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Equinoxe Scène Nationale Châteauroux

assistance direction assistance

Chara Kasaraki
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

musician

Clémence Clarysse, Pablo Casella

text

Milo Rau & ensemble

concept & direction

Milo Rau

concept & dramaturgy

Eva-Maria Bertschy

dramaturgical collaboration

Carmen Hornbostel , Douglas Estevam, Martha Kiss Perrone

scenography and costumes

Anton Lukas, Ottavia Castellotti

video

Moritz von Dungern, Fernando Nogari

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens , Paula Serra

production management

Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Gabriela Gonçalves, Klaas Lievens

technical production management

Oliver Houttekiet

costume assistance

Gabriela Santos Cherubini

sound

Vanessa Silva

music composition

Elia Rediger

stage manager

Marijn Vlaeminck

production

NTGent, The International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM)

in collaboration with

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST)

project coordination in brazil

Maria Raimunda César, Colectivo Nacional de Cultura MST, Secretaria MST Parà

press & public relations

Yven Augustin, Màrcia Marques, Canal Aberto, Tom De Clercq

with support of

Goethe Institut Saõ Paulo, PRO HELVETIA programme COINCIDENCIA - Kulturaustausch Schweiz - Südamerika, The Belgian Tax Shelter

coproduction

Romaeuropa Festival, Manchester International Festival, La Vilette Parijs, Tandem Arras Douai, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Equinoxe Scène Nationale Châteauroux

assistance direction assistance

Chara Kasaraki

TICKETS

Saturday 13 May 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Tuesday 16 May 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 17 May 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Wednesday 7 June 2023
18:30
NTGent Schouwburg
Thursday 8 June 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 9 June 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 10 June 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

ON TOUR

Friday 19 May 2023
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Amsterdam (ITA Rabozaal)
Saturday 20 May 2023
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Amsterdam (ITA Rabozaal)
Sunday 21 May 2023
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Amsterdam (ITA Rabozaal)
Thursday 25 May 2023
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Wenen (Burgtheater)
Friday 26 May 2023
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Wenen (Burgtheater)
Saturday 27 May 2023
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Wenen (Burgtheater)
Thursday 01 June 2023
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Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Friday 02 June 2023
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Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Saturday 03 June 2023
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Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Sunday 04 June 2023
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Frankfurt (Mousonturm)
Saturday 17 June 2023
0u00
Rotterdam (Schouwburg-Grote Zaal)
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