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The Wild West - Roots and Shoots

Holstebro Festuge (Festive Week): 10 - 18 June 2017



Holstebro Festuge is a cultural celebration by and with citizens of Holstebro and their International guests! The festive week is coordinated (since 1989) by Odin Teatret - Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, who has brought together various local milieus which do not normally interact, to establish collaborations and mutual innovative projects in a nine day long festive week.


In this - the 10th edition of Holstebro Festuge entitled The Wild West - Roots and Shoots, we rethink the Wild West as a space where the impossible becomes possible and where boundaries are broken down, when roots and shoots emerge in new and different shapes and forms: Theatre on the streets, horses on the beach, music in the air, performances by the sea, theatrical wild cats and wild dogs, real centaurs and much more…

More than 200 unusual and entrance free events open to all!


The Wild West - Roots and Shoots is a project under the European Capital of Culture - Aarhus 2017and a part of Caravan Next, a large scale European Social Community Theatre with Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium as leading partner - www.caravanext.eu


Read more about Holstebro Festuge on the Odin Teatret - Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium website (www.odinteatret.dk).


See the full Holstebro Festuge programme here: www.holstebrofestuge.dk »

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Odin Week Festival

21 - 31 August 2017 / Application Deadline: 20 June 2017






The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL is an international theoretical/practical festival, held once a year at Odin Teatret in Holstebro for people wishing to acquire a better knowledge of its activities.


The programme includes training, attending rehearsals, all Odin Teatret's performances and work demonstrations currently on repertoire, films, meetings with Eugenio Barba, lectures and discussions. The programme is conducted in English.


The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL lasts ten days from 8am until 10pm and offers the opportunity of a full immersion in Odin Teatret's diverse fields as a laboratory. The actors and Eugenio Barba lead the practical sessions of "the Odin Tradition" which is composed of different artistic visions, personal techniques and shared values.


Each actor gives the participants an insight into their individual training and creative approach to a performance- their actor's dramaturgy.  The meetings with Eugenio Barba are a time of dialogue concerning directing, group dynamics, pedagogical research, survival strategy, intercultural performance, management and the working process of the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA). The programme also includes meetings with Odin Teatret's musicians, technicians and administrative staff, the preparation of a barter with local people and a visit to the town which has been Odin Teatret's home for 50 years.


The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL provides an opportunity to get to know how a theatre group developed into a laboratory through the actors' individual training and performances, the specific planning of tours, the building of artistic alliances and an international network of collaboration, the strengthening of permanent bonds with the local community, the building up of a living archive making available the vast amount of documents and audio-visual materials about Odin Teatret's history as well as many theatre personalities and groups from the theatre of the last fifty years.


The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL, for a maximum of 50 participants, is addressed to theatre and dance practitioners, scholars and anthropologists, cultural activists and politicians - all those interested in Odin Teatret's multiple fields of action. Participants can choose between being active or observers. The participation fee includes the cost of food and lodging.



Participants should arrive on Monday 21 August 2017 no later than 16.30.

Registration at Odin Teatret takes place between 14.00 and 16.30.


The first meeting between the participants and Eugenio Barba will take place at 5 p.m. on the arrival day. The first performance of the Festival will be shown later in the evening. All participants are expected to be present from the first day and throughout the period.


The Odin Week Festival will conclude on Wednesday 30 August at 11 p.m. and participants will leave by lunch time (12 noon) on Thursday 31 August 2017.


Participation Fee

The participation fee is DKK 7.500

(equivallent to about 1,000 Euro/ 1,350 US$)


The fee includes:

• Entrance to all performances and pedagogical activities

• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

• Accommodation in rooms of 3-8 people within the premises of Odin Teatret (maximum 38 participants) or in double rooms in private accommodation 3 km or less from Odin Teatret (transportation is not included).

• Linen and towels during your stay.

Find the application form and more information on our website »

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directed by Eugenio Barba

on tour in Aarhus and Copenhagen in September

and Lecce, Italy in October:


Odin Teatret in Aarhus, Denmark

Friday 1 - Saturday 9 September 2017
Venue: Aarhus University, Kasernen,
Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


Conferences, workshops and performances about the dissolution of cultural bridges in the present time and the creation of new bridges linking art and life. Theatre as a meeting, community and empathy.



followed by spectator discussions with Eugenio Barba (in Danish)
approx. 20.30 - 22.00



with Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Jan Ferslev and Kai Bredholt

1 September 2017 - at 19.00



with Odin Teatret ensemble

2 - 3 September 2017 - at 19.00 hrs


THE TREE in Aarhus, Denmark

An Odin Teatret ensemble performance, directed by Eugenio Barba
5 - 8 September 2017 - at 19.00 hrs


See the full programme and practical information here »


See description of the performance below ↓





in Valby (Copenhagen), Denmark


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 13 - 15 September 2017 - at 8.00 p.m.

Saturday 16 September 2017 - at 5.00 p.m. and

Sunday 17 September 2017 - at 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Teater V in Prøvehallen, Porcelænstorvet 4, 2500 Valby (Greater Copenhagen)


See more and find link to online tickets here »





in Lecce, Italy

An Odin Teatret ensemble performance, directed by Eugenio Barba


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4 - 8 October 2017

Venue: Cantieri Teatrali Koreja, via Guido Dorso 70, Lecce, Italy


See more here »



Dedicated to Inger Landsted.

The tree of History grows vigorously and dead. Around it, child-soldiers and praying monks dance together with warlords, a wrathful mother, and the daughter of a poet who, as a child, dreamed of flying away with her father.


Two story-tellers introduce and comment upon characters and events: in the Syrian desert two Yazidi monks plant a pear tree to call back the birds that have disappeared; in Nigeria a mother rests under the shadow of the tree of forgetfulness holding in her arms the head of her daughter hidden in a gourd; a European warlord explains the necessity for ethnic cleansing to an African warlord who performs a human sacrifice to make his army of child soldiers invulnerable before leading them into battle; a girl plays with her dolls around the tree her father planted when she was born, wondering how birds see the earth from the air.


The tree of History finally bends under the weight of fruit and offers a home to the birds that are flying over the heads of the spectators. But what kind of birds are they?



Actors: Luis Alonso, Parvathy Baul, I Wayan Bawa, Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Carolina Pizarro, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley.


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24 - 29 September 2017

Odin Teatret in Wroclaw, Poland

with the ensemble performance


directed by Eugenio Barba


Work Demonstrations, Workshops and a Film programme:



An Odin Teatret ensemble performance,
directed by Eugenio Barba

27 - 29 September 2017


3 workshops: 25 - 27 September 2017

Sticks & Stones, led by Donald Kitt

Dynamics & Coordination, led by Carolina Pizarro

The Presence of the Performer, led by Jan Ferslev


Work Demonstrations:

25 September: Traces in the Snow, with Roberta Carreri

26 September: The Flying Carpet, with Julia Varley

28 September: Nora's Way, with Roberta Carreri

29 September: Text Action Relations, with Tage Larsen and Julia Varley


Film Programme:

25 September: The Conquest of Difference, a film by Erik Exe Christoffersen (2011)

26 September: Following Saxo, a film by Claudio Coloberti (2006)

26 September: A Glance at Ur-Hamlet, a film by Claudio Coloberti (2006)

28 September: The Unstable Space of Theatre, a film by Eugenio Barba and Claudio Coloberti (2017)

29 September: The Transparent Body, a film by Claudio Coloberti (2002)


See the full programme here »



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