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Milo Rau

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Milo Rau

Antigone in the Amazon

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Grande Halle

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duration: 1h45

  • December 2023
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|2023 Creation - Festival d'Avignon

Staying true to his practice of engaged documentary theatre, stage director Milo Rau plunges the myth of Antigone in the heart of the Amazonian forest. A politic and modern reinterpretation in light of ecological and social crises shaking Brazil.

For almost twenty years, Milo Rau has been deploying a powerfully political work that embraces the crises and the jolts of the modern world, reenacting History and giving it meaning through theatrical shifts. This is at the heart of his Trilogy of myths concluded today by Antigone in the Amazon. After Iraq, where his play Oreste in Mosul was conceived, and Southern Italy, where the movie The New Gospel was shot, it’s in the north of Brazil that Milo Rau and his crew went next. In the state of Pará, topical conflicts and stakes play out: the forest burns and retreats in front of soya monoculture, as if devoured by capitalism; locals and rural workers fight for their survival. It is with them, on a territory occupied by the Landless Workers’ Movement, that Milo Rau created Antigone in the Amazon, an allegory of the plowing and shifts provoked by the modern State when it favors private property over traditional land rights.

Practical information

Du 6 au 9 décembre 2023
Du mercredi au vendredi 19h
Samedi 18h


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Porte de Pantin

Porte de Pantin

75, 151 : Porte de Pantin

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Production credits

Production Production Klaas Lievens, Gabi Conçalves (Brazil) Coproduction Romaeuropa Festival, Manchester International Festival, La Villette (Paris), Tandem Arras Douai, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Equinoxe Scène Nationale Châteauroux, Wiener Festwochen In collaboration with Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) With the support of the Goethe Institut Saõ Paulo, PRO HELVETIA programme COINCIDENCIA - Kulturaustausch Schweiz - Südamerika, The Belgian Tax Shelter

With Frederico Araujo, Pablo Casella, Sara De Bosschere, Arne De Tremerie and on video Gracinha Donato, Ailton Krenak, Célia Maracajá, Kay Sara, the chorus of activists from the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) Concept and direction Milo Rau Dramaturgy Giacomo Bisordi Co-dramaturgy Martha Kiss Perrone Collaboration with the dramaturgy Kaatje De Geest, Douglas Estevam Set design Anton Lukas Costumes Gabriela Cherubini, Jo De Visscher, Anton Lukas Lighting Dennis Diels Music Pablo Casella, Elia rédiger Video Moritz von Dungern, Fernando Nogari, Joris Vertenten Assistant Director Katelijne Laevens Translation Carolina Bufolin Technical Director Oliver Houttekiet Stage Manager Marijn Vlaeminck Technical Brecht Beuselinck, Dimitri Devos, Stavros Otis Tarlizos Team of Assistants Carolina Bufolin, Zacharoula Kasaraki, Lotte Mellaerts


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