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Following the acclaimed performance Pumpitopera Transatlantica, which combined the personal stories of MEXA with the theme of the Odyssey, the eagerly awaited new theater work is coming directly to Basel after its premiere in Brussels. 

Based on the Last Supper, MEXA prepare us for the farewell of one of their members - or even the end of the whole group! Together with the performers, part of the audience takes a seat at a long table to eat. Dishes and stories alternate, religious allusions are interwoven with tales of precarious life and evangelical churches in Brazil. A furious and thought-provoking evening about the obligation to tell the stories of those who cannot tell them - and the promise to continue telling them. 

Q&A after the performance on 6.6.

Duration: 100 Minutes
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Mexa was created in 2015 after episodes of gender violence in some shelter homes in São Paulo. Since its genesis, the collective explores and debates the distances and proximities between the street and the museum, life and art, politics and aesthetics through improvisational strategies, biodrama, documentary theater and collective creation.

The group presented in various venues and festivals, such as the 14th VERBO (2018), the 11th and 13th Sesc Biennial of Dance (2019 and 2021), the 6th Mostra Internacional de Teatro (2020), Panorama Raft Festival (2021), Arte Passagem (2022) and Mamba Negra Festival (2022). They also participated in the exhibitions Dance Stories (Museum of Art of São Paulo, 2020), Somos muit+s (Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2021), Começo de século (Galeria Jaqueline Martins, 2021). In 2023, MEXA premiered the show Poperópera Transatlântica in Berlin (Hau Theatre), which was also presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesart (in Brussels), Lisbon (Bairro Alto Theatre), Hamburg (Kampnagel) and Leeds (Transform Festival). In 2019, Mexa received the Denilto Gomes de Dança Award in the category «visions of black and gender aesthetics». Since 2016, MEXA has been a resident group of Casa do Povo.


Creation and Production


Direction and Dramaturgy

João Turchi

Performers and Co-Creators

Aivan, Alê Tradução, Anita Silvia, Daniela Pinheiro, Dourado, Laysa Elias, Lucas Heymanns, Patrícia Borges, Podeserdesligado, Suzy Muniz, Tatiane Arcanjo

Video Performer, Video Creation and Technical Direction

Laysa Elias

Direction and Movement Assistant

Lucas Heymanns

Soundtrack and Sound Design


Light Design

Iara Izidoro

Producer and Art Director

Lu Mugayar

Executive Producer 

Francesca Tedeschi

Costume design

Anuro Anuro e Cacau Francisco



Vocal direction


Dramaturgical Collaboration

Olivia Ardui

Research and Artistic Advisor

Guilherme Giufrida

Coproduced by 

Casa do Povo, Kampnagel and Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Special thanks to

Esponja, Benjamin Serousse, Marcela Amaral, Felipe Martinez, Gustavo Colombini

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