Corpus Mundi - X Transit Festival


08. June 2022




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Antagon TheatAKTion Theater, Germany 

Performer and director: Bárbara Luci Carvalho Musicians: Bernhard Bub, Ruben Wielsch


Video: Jorge Bascuñan - Lighting and stage: Bárbara Luci Carvalho and Bernhard Bub - Lighting technician: Joscha Erker - Costumes: Rino Carvalho


Duration 60 min - Performed in English

The solo Corpus Mundi is an autobiographical narra- tive, a dialogue between dance and theatre. The cho- reography was created to confront and overcome Eurocentric aesthetic barriers. The theme of the Afro- descendant female body, the personal experiences of an Afro-Brazilian woman in Europe and her attachment to her own cultural identity was made visible as a public performativity. It is a piece that simultaneously engages questions of gender, feminism and the construction of gender in the body. It is a performative exploration of current spaces of tension between gender and coloniality. Audiences are addressed in a lived reality where the conditioning of gender, race, and class of the black female body continues to be practice. Corpus Mundi consists of danced insights, “choreopolitics,” snapshots that confront and at the same time take the audience into the other world of a body from the global south.

Barbara Carvalho (Brazil/Germany) is an actress, performer, producer and teacher for theatre and dance. Since 2010 she works in Frankfurt am Main as a member of the collective antagon TheaterAKTion and coordinator of Escuna Criativa, international socio-cultural project. She has graduated in Theatre at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, and in 2017 she started to direct and curate the International Women’s Theatre Festival in Frankfurt. Since 2018, she has been studying M.A. Choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen.

Bernhard Bub acquired his practical training in cooperation with initiators of the free theatre movements such as Julian Beck, the Living Theater and Ariane Mnouchkine, who revolutionised theatre in the 80s. Bernhard feels connected to a theatre tradition that experiences and reflects on it as a mean of communication in a constantly changing society. As a visionary, he stands for the process of experimental theatre development. He is not only the artistic director of antagon theaterAKTion, a choreographer, an actor, a musician, a performer and a stilt acrobat. He is also a bus driver, a carpenter and a set designer.

Ruben Wielsch is part of antagon since 2013. As a musician and lighting designer, Ruben was self-employed for some time. Also working in the film industry as a lighting technician, lighting designer, director, film editor and set designer, he gained some experience before he came to antagon. Here he is an actor and performer, musician, composer, tool keeper, cleaning fairy, passionate cook, set designer, decorator and chauffeur. Recently, his main and creative area has shifted to composition and production management, or musical management of the theatre. This includes recording, creating overall musical concepts, training and coaching new musicians and composers.