Cohabitation on Theatrical Structure


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COHABITATION ON THEATRICAL STRUCTURE


Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark

18-25 April 2018

 

 

EIGHT DAYS SEEING AGAIN AND AGAIN, ANALYSING AND WORKING ON A THEATRICAL STRUCTURE WITH EUGENIO BARBA AND ODIN TEATRET'S ACTORS

 

For 20 participants

Cohabitation aims to create a work milieu which functions also as a "collective mind".  All participants are involved with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret actors to reflect practically, theoretically and sensorially on a theatrical structure on the basis of their individual experience. At the same time the participants will take part in the rehearsals of a new performance directed by Eugenio Barba with actor Else Marie Laukvik - one of Odin Teatret's founders - and musician Frans Winther. The title is-THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE and it is based on the Spanish painter Francisco Goya's life and artistic carrier.

 

In theatre, we can speak of a "collective mind" when an ensemble of motivated people is engaged in a creative process which doesn't aim at realising an already clearly defined dramaturgical structure. A "collective mind" integrates different specialisations, various degrees of experience and diverse responsibilities in an assembling process similar to that which happens in the individual mind in the course of invention: sudden changes of direction, detours, exploitation of serendipitous effects, leaps from one level of organisation to another (pre-expressive level, organic dramaturgy, narrative dramaturgy, shaping of the space, musical universe, etc.).

 

Participants who are actors must bring a theatrical structure consisting of a scene made for the occasion on the theme "A journey". The scene should last a maximum of three minutes and include text and a song.

 

Participants who are directors must present a concrete problem or a solution concerning one of their performances through speech, video or photographs. The speech should last a maximum of five minutes.

The scenes and speeches will be presented for Eugenio Barba, the Odin actors and the other participants on the morning the day after arrival. Odin Teatret actors and Eugenio Barba will respond to the scenes throughout the following days' programme.

 

During the Cohabitation, Odin Teatret will show the following performances: The Chronic Life and Ode to Progress. The participants will be able to see the performances again and again and thus begin to distinguish the different layers, relationships and elements that compose the whole.

 

Eugenio Barba and the actors will analyse each performance from the perspective of the actor, director, text, space, music, and the overall montage. The flowing continuity of each element that builds the complex structure of a performance will be examined in relation to simultaneity to see how the different elements interact and blend.

 

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Programme:

 

18.4 Wednesday

Arrival between 9:00 and 15:00

16:00 First meeting with Eugenio Barba and practical organisation with Luis Alonso

19:00 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

21:00 Welcome meal

 

19.4 Thursday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Participants show their scenes to Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret actors

15:30-18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther

19:00 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

 

20.4 Friday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Discussing THE CHRONIC LIFE with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret's actors

15:00-18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther

19:00 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

 

21.4 Saturday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Work on individual scenes with Iben Nagel Rasmussen

15:00-16:30 Work on musical structure with Jan Ferslev

17:00-18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther

19:00 The Dead Brother, a work demonstration with Julia Varley about the relationship between actor's material and text

 

22.4 Sunday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Work on individual scenes with Julia Varley

15:00-18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther

19:00 Quasi Orpheus, the Actor-Musician, a work demonstration with Jan Ferslev, about the relationship between actor's material and music

 

23.4 Monday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Work on individual scenes with Roberta Carreri

15:00-16:30 Work on individual scenes with Kai Bredholt

17:00-18:00 The spectator's perception with Eugenio Barba

19:00 ODE TO PROGRESS, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

 

24.4 Tuesday

8:00-  9:15 Training with Donald Kitt

9:30-10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro

11:00-13:00 Work on individual scenes with Tage Larsen

15.00-16:30 Work on musical structure with Elena Floris

17:00-18:30 The spectator's perception with Eugenio Barba

19:00 ODE TO PROGRESS , ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

 

25.4 Wednesday

9:00-11:00 Discussing ODE TO PROGRESS with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret's actors

11:15-12:15 Conclusions

12:30-13:30 Farewell meal

Departure

 

Participants should arrive by 3:00 pm on 18 of April 2018 and departure is on the 25 of April after lunch. Working hours will be 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Each evening a performance will be scheduled at 7:00 pm.

 

The working language will be English.

 

Applications together with a short CV should to be sent by 30 March 2018. An answer concerning the participation will be sent by 2 of April and the participation fee must be paid by 5 April. Applications must be addressed to

Luis Alonso luis@odinteatret.dk and marked COHABITATION.

The participants will be accepted giving priority to the first to send the applications.

 

FEEDKK 4,500 (equivalent to about 600 Euro). The fee includes the work sessions, performances, Spartan accommodation in rooms with two or more beds, and the possibility of cooking in the theatre's kitchen. The whole amount must be paid by 5 April, on receiving the letter of acceptation. Participants will be involved in the daily routine at the theatre including practical tasks and cleaning during the pauses.

 

For further information »

 

 

 

P.O.Box 1283
DK-7500 Holstebro · Denmark
Tlf. +45 97424777 · Fax +45 97410482
odin@odinteatret.dk

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