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&Fest – Focus Gent: Antigone in the Amazon



  • Theatre



Age recommendation

A community’s battle against the destruction of nature and their land
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  • Production

    NTGent and MST

  • Venue

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  • Duration

    1 h 45 mins, no intermission

  • Language


  • Surtitles

    Finnish, English

  • Notes

    Strong language, violence, firearms with blanks, theatrical smoke. Age recommendation 16+


Who holds the rights to land?


Milo Rau with the working group and Frederico Araujo, Pablo Casella, Sara De Bosschere, Arne De Tremerie

Concept and direction

Milo Rau

On screen

Kay Sara, Gracinha Donato, Célia Maracajà, MST:n (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra) taistelijakuoro and as Tiresias Ailton Krenak


Giacomo Bisordi

Dramaturgical collaboration

Douglas Estevam, Martha Kiss Perrone

Assistant dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest, Carmen Hornbostel

Collaboration to concept, research and dramaturgy

Eva-Maria Bertschy

Music composition

Elia Rediger, Pablo Casella

Set design

Anton Lukas

Costume design

Gabriela Cherubini, Jo De Visscher, Anton Lukas

Light design

Dennis Diels

Video design

Moritz von Dungern

“Making of” video

Fernando Nogari

Video editing

Joris Vertenten




The International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM), Festival d'Avignon, Romaeuropa Festival, Factory International (Manchester), La Villette (Pariisi), Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Equinoxe Scène Nationale (Châteauroux), Wiener Festwochen

In collaboration with

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)


Goethe Institut Saõ Paulo, PRO HELVETIA - COINCIDENCIA - Kulturausch Schweiz - Südamerika, Belgian Tax Shelter -ohjelma

Thanks to

Carolina Bufolin


  • Regular30 €
  • Ticket bundle 4 +27 €
  • Pensioner25 €
  • Group ticket 20+25 €
  • Student, unemployed20 €
  • Festival passes from &&'s box office, starting from54 €
7.3. Meet the Artists

You are invited to come and meet the artists for an informal Q&A and friendly chats, straight after the performance. This event is in English.

8.3. at 18.15 Intro feat. Jussi Lehtonen

The Intro, featuring special guest from The Finnish National Theatre, guide us into the themes of the performance. This event is in Finnish.

9.3. at 16.45-17.30 OFFBEAT – A conversation about art and activism at a time of ecological crisis

The relationship between art and activism becomes closer and more heightened in a world living with an ecological crisis. Art can both question and reimagine the world we live in. What can activists achieve by making art? Join the conversation after the performance of Antigone in the Amazon at the Espoo Cultural Centre at 4.45pm (approx. starting time). This event is in Finnish.