Anta Helena Recke

Anta Helena Recke studied Scenic Arts at the University of Hildesheim. During her studies, she developed several transdisciplinary performances as well as projects in the field of music-curating. She worked as a performer and assistant with independent theatre makers including Gintersdorfer/Klaßen and Ana Borralho & João Galante. She was an assistant director at Münchner Kammerspiele, where she worked with Susanne Kennedy, Philippe Quesne and others. Her works are concept art in the form of performances and explore the marking and non-repetition of normativity with the aim of creating spaces of experience for the audience that they would not normally enter. In various constellations, she works as a director, dramaturg and other functions. Artists that she collaborates with include Daniel Cremer, Khoikonnexion & KANTE, Jeremy Nedd, Schwabinggradballett, Joana Tischkau and Julian Warner. She works both in the independent theatre scene and in municipal theatres. Together with Julia*n Meding, she developed the performance “Lovepiece” as part of treibstoff-Theatertage Basel 2015; it was invited to the auawirleben festival in Bern and others. Recke’s production of “Mittelreich”, which premiered at Münchner Kammerspiele in 2017, was presented at the 2018 radikal jung festival and invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in the same year. In 2019, Recke/Meding toured their new piece “Angstpiece”, which was created at Berlin’s SOPHIENSÆLE. With “Die Kränkungen der Menschheit” she has once more been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen.

The critics’ survey of Theater heute named her Emerging Artist of the Year 2018. Furthermore, she is the 2019 award winner of the International Theatre Institute (ITI).

As of March 2020

Anta Helena Recke

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