THE RADICAL NO. Milo Rau, MST and Soulèvements de la Terre at Festival d’Avignon
“What grows everywhere cannot be dissolved.”
From this Sunday on, Milo Rau and his team come to the Festival d’Avignon with their newest show Antigone in the Amazon. Parallel to the play, the makers of Antigone in the Amazon and The Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) will present their “poetically and politically engaged theatre” in a whole series of discussions – in presence of Maria Raimunda Cesar, leader MST Pará, and Kananda Rocha Xavier, MST activist & choir leader of Antigone in the Amazon.
What do the art institutions of the future look like? How do theatre and activism go together? What is the place of the real in art? “The European artist who redefines political theatre” critically discusses the theory and practice of “global realism” in various debates and with various other artists and activists at the Avignon Festival – find a detailled list of all events at the end of this mail.
“I don’t want an electric car. I don’t want a car at all.”
Ailton Krenak / Milo Rau: The Radical No
The highlight is The Radical No (The Making-of Antigone) on 18 July: MST and Milo Rau will present first sequences from the Antigone in the Amazon documentary (Fernando Nogari) and the Destroy What Destroys You videoclip (Pablo Casello & Elia Rediger) of their anti-greenwashing campaign Our Future is not for Sale – together with the philosopher Jerôme Baschet and representatives of the partner movement Soulèvements de la Terre (SDLT), which was recently dissolved by the French government.
The artists of Antigone in the Amazon and the members of MST will be available for interviews after the press conference of 16 July (10:30) and the The Radical No (The Making-of Antigone) event at 18 July (14:00).
“The beauty of the collective comes from the freedom of each individual.”
16/07: Press Conference: La Matinale with Milo Rau & MST (10h30).
16/07: Première Antigone in the Amazon (21h30).
16/07: Café des idées: What future for the performing arts in 2050? with Frank Madlener & Milo Rau (15h).
16/07: Café des idées: Documentary theatre: artist and spectator, as witnesses with Patricia Allio & Milo Rau (17h).
17/07: La loi de Dieu, la loi des Hommes. Film and aftertalk with MST (14h).
18/07: The Radical No (The Making-of Antigone) – Meeting with Milo Rau, MST, Soulèvements de la Terre, Jérôme Baschet, followed by a networking moment with NTGent, IIPM & partners (14h)