Artistic director: Matthias Pees
Artists: Frank Castorf, Rimini Protokoll with Stefan Kaegi (CH), Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, Gob Squad with Johanna Freiburg, Simon Will (GB) and Jeff McGrory (GB), Nicolas Stehmann, Brazilian actors and artists
Venues:
São Paulo: SESC-SP, Goethe-Institut
Rio de Janeiro: Festival Riocena Contemporâneo
Recife: Theatre
Berlin: Hebbel am Ufer, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and Prater
Munich: Spielart Festival
Schedule: Brazil beginning June 2006, Germany beginning January 2007

To mark the World Football Championships, the Brazilian cultural ministry initiated a German-Brazilian cultural programme titled Copa da Cultura featuring theatre projects and exhibitions by Brazilian artists in Germany. The theatre project series "Return Match" was performed in Brazil and developed in collaboration with innovative directors and directing collectives from Germany and local partners in Brazil. Frank Castorf directed a piece by Brazil's "national playwright" Nelson Rodigues. The group Rimini Protokoll developed the theatre project "100 Guns in Case of Emergency" together with police cadets in Berlin and São Paolo. Gob Squad planned two productions of their city-film project Super Night Shot in Rio and São Paulo. Nicolas Stehmann worked jointly with actors, dancers and choreographers to develop an artistic translation of the rural, ethnic culture in "Cavalho Marinho".

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