Come! And the Day Will Be Ours
A small white circus ring with red
velvet seats. Frontier territories.
The Odin's first performance on a
historical theme. A confrontation between peoples and cultures. It
is as though each actor embodies a group, a tribe, a crowd of
emigrants. Each action is the quintessence of an episode in
history, the blueprint of a battle, an ambush, a social upheaval, a
violent acculturation, a massacre whose occurrence is documented.
The theme is the seduction and the slaughter which result from the
clash between civilisations, as when the pioneers encountered the
American Indians, the Frontier was pushed westwards, the prairies
were conquered and, following the "futile" victory of Little Big
Horn, the reservations became the sole salvation for the "savages".
Rape and rapture: surrender to force, surrender to a vision. The
pride of becoming a prostitute in the brothels of Sonora.
Created between the summer of 1974
and the spring of 1976 in different phases and places: in a former
tobacco repository in Carpignano, Italy; in Odin Teatret's "white
room" in Holstebro; in the village schoolroom of Ollolai in the
Roberta Carreri, Else Marie Laukvik, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Tom
Fjordefalk, Tage Larsen, Torgeir Wethal
Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba
Language: English, with fragments of native
Number of spectators per performance: 120
180 performances from May 1976 to June 1980
Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy,
Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela,