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Iben Nagel Rasmussen


 

Iben Nagel Rasmussen is an actor, director, teacher and writer. She was born in 1945 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the first actor to join Odin Teatret after its arrival in Holstebro in 1966.  In 1983 she founded, parallel with her work at Odin Teatret, the group Farfa with actors from various countries. Farfa created a personal training programme and several performances. Since 1989 she has led The Bridge of Winds (Vindenes Bro), a recurrent yearly project with actors from Latin America and Europe who share their artistic experience and create performances. Since 1999 New Winds (Nye Vinde) a group of younger actors has existed and is working under the same principles. In 1986 Iben Nagel Rasmussen was given an award as "Best Actress" at BITEF in Belgrade, Jugoslavia, and in 1991 "Håbets Pris" (the "Prize of Hope") in Denmark. Her professional experiences are presented in The Actor's Way edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen and in the video documentary The Transparent Body edited by Claudio Coloberti. She has published two books: Brev til en veninde and Den blinde hest (Italian transl. Il cavallo cieco, Bulzoni 2006) as well as several articles in journals such as Teatro e Storia and The Open Page. She is the author, director and actor of the performance Ester's Book and is only actress of the film Dressed in White, directed by Torgeir Wethal.

 

Performances

Kaspariana

Ferai

My Father's House

The Book of Dances

Presenze e Figure

Come! And the Day will be Ours

Anabasis

The Million

Marriage with God

Brecht's Ashes

Talabot

Rooms in the Emperor's Palace

Itsi Bitsi

Fathers and Sons

Kaosmos

Inside the Skeleton of the Whale

Ode to Progress

Mythos

White as Jasmine

The Great Cities under the Moon

Don Giovanni all'Inferno

Andersen's Dream

Ester's Book

Don Giovanni all'Inferno

The Chronic Life

The Tree

 

Theatrum Mundi performances
Four Poems for Sanjukta

Ego Faust

The Island of Labyrinths

The Jungle Book

 

Performance Demonstrations

Moon and Darkness

The Whispering Winds

 

Odin performances for children

J. S. Bach

 

Performances with Iben Nagel Rasmussen for other companies than Odin Teatret

The Land of Nod (directed by Cesar Brie, Farfa, Denmark)

 

Performances directed by Iben Nagel Rasmussen

Heridos por el Viento (with Farfa, international)

Brisas y Gnomos (street performance, with Farfa, international)

Den Grimme, den Grumme og den virkelig Dumme (Odin performances for children)

Sankt Hans Spil (with Vindenes Bro, international)

Krybbespil (with Vindenes Bro, international)

Thors Hammer (with Vindenes Bro, international)

Concert for voices and flute (with Vindenes Bro, international)

Høst Kantate/Autumn Cantata (with Nye Vinde, international)

Ancestors (with Nye Vinde, international)

Rejse Uden Navn (street performance, with Nye Vinde, international)

Van Gakk møder Spugna (with Sandra Pasini and Kai Bredholt, directed by I.N.R and Leris Colombaioni, 1999)

Alverdens Vinde/Worldwide Winds (concert, with Nye Vinde, international)

Stemmer i Vinden/Voices in the Wind (concert, with Vindenes Bro and Nye Vinde, international)

UR-NAT (with Vindenes Bro,Taiko and Teatret OM, Denmark)

Poesikaravanen (The Caravan of Poetry): a performance created for Holstebro Festuge 2011 (Festive Week), with songs, musik and poetry reading in collaboration with Ulrik Skeel, Odin Teatret, Touria Hadraoui og Abdallah Zrika from Marokko, Francesco Agnello (residing in France) , Uta Motz (from Germany) and the Danish author and poet Thomas Boberg.

Kærlighedstæppet (The Carpet of Love): A performance created for the Holstebro Festuge 2014 (Festive Week) in collaboration with musicians Elena Floris (Italy) and Parvathy Baul (India).

 

Performances supervised by Iben Nagel Rasmussen

Alla Madre, alla Sorella, alla Figlia Dolce (with Daniela Piccari, Italy)

Asterion (with Guillermo Angellelli, Argentina)

Very Short Stories of Creatures... (with Jori Snell, Denmark)

 

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