THE RADICAL NO. Milo Rau, MST and Soulèvements de la Terre at Festival d’Avignon


“What grows everywhere cannot be dissolved.”

Les Soulèvements de la Terre


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).


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