Anta Helena Recke

ANTA HELENA RECKE, born in Munich, worked at the GRIPS Theater in Berlin in the field of theatre pedagogy before she began her studies of performing arts at the University of Hildesheim in 2011. During this time, she developed various transdisciplinary performances and music-curatorial projects and was artistic co-director of the festival transeuropa 2015. As a performer and assistant in the “free scene” she worked with Gintersdorfer/Klaßen and Ana Borralho & João Galante, among others. In the theatre seasons 2015/16 and 2016/17 she was director’s assistant at Münchner Kammerspiele, where she worked with Susanne Kennedy, Philippe Quesne, Nicolas Stemann and Amir Reza Koohestani, among others. She works as a theatre maker in various constellations and works closely with the performer Julia*n Meding. Her works, conceptual art in the form of theatrical performances, deal with the marking and non-repeating of normativity and the question of how to construct a spacial experience for the audience that it would otherwise not enter. Her production “Lovepiece”, a performative etude on togetherness for two people and a metal framework, which she developed in 2015 as part of the treibstoff-Theatertage at the Junge Theater Basel, was invited to the AUAWIRLEBEN Festival in Bern, to Ballhaus Ost and Münchner Kammerspiele. In 2017 she received the theatre scholarship of the city of Munich. In the theatre season 2017/18 Anta Helena Recke copied Anna-Sophie Mahler’s production “Mittelreich”, which had been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2016, in the style of Appropriation Art with an ensemble of black actors. The work was subsequently invited to the Radikal Jung Festival as well as to the Berliner Theatertreffen. Her play “Die Kränkungen der Menschheit”, a co-production of Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and the Münchner Kammerspiele, was also invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2020.