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«Body, city and politics__» – Antje Schupp at JUNTA festival [BR]

Brazil — Residencies

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Antje Schupp

Director, performer, and author interested in contemporary political, ecological, and social issues, Antje Schupp [CH] combines different stylistic elements in her works to create multi-layered, partly documentary, partly fictional narratives.

After contact during Swiss Dance Days 2019 with Janaína Lobo, artistic director and curator at JUNTA – International Dance Festival, Antje was invited to participate in the festival’s 2021 edition, which took place from 2 to 4 December 2021 in Teresina [BR]. During the programme, Antje led the residency «Body, city and politics__», in which she roamed the city streets to explore and create.

“For me, when I make a work for a city, in a public place, I work a lot with the buildings, the structure, architecture and the history that we can see on the walls. We are working our stories in the city centre, which are not always visible to us. That is a connection that interests me: the places, the streets of the city, the people who work in it, things that sometimes the public can see and sometimes they can’t,” said Schupp during the event.

The process included a conversation with the public at the end of the residency and a fraternization meeting with all the participants.


Antje Schupp [CH] is a director, performer and author. She studied directing for theatre and opera at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding, as well as theatre, film and media studies and cultural studies at the University of Vienna. She directs theatre and musical theatre creates own productions in the independent performing arts scene, and often works in co-creative working processes and with non-professional performers. Antje has extensive experience with different working methods in play development, which consist of techniques in the field of performance and dance, music theatre as well as text-based work. She writes texts and plays and has finished her first documentary film, «Music was my first love», in collaboration with Silvio Meessen (Tristesse), in June 2021.

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