Quasi Orpheus is a work demonstration in which Jan Ferslev uses examples from training and performances to explain how movement, music, voice and musical instruments are integrated in his work. He shows how a musical instrument can become an extension of the body, thus enhancing its possibilities; how action, voice and sonority merge to suggest different associations and moods; how the visual aspect of an instrument is integrated in the creative process; and finally how all these elements are united in a complex synthesis of expression, which belongs to the performer's personality and turns into the backbone of the performance.

Actor and musician Jan Ferslev has performed with Odin Teatret for more than 25 years. Talabot, Itsi Bitsi, Kaosmos and Mythos are some of the performances he has participated in.


Actor: Jan Ferslev

Duration: 60 min.

First Performed in 2010.

Countries & Places


2017: Argentina (Villa Urquiza); Uruguay (Las Piedras)
2016: Cuba (Camaguëy, Havana, Las Tunas, Sancti Spiritus); Denmark (Holstebro); France (Paris); Norway (Oslo)
2015: Argentina (Buenos Aires; Santa Fe); Colombia (Bogotá); Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro, Århus); Poland (Wroclaw); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: Brazil (São Paulo); China (Shanghai); Italy (Rome)
2012: Brazil (Cuiabá); Denmark (Copenhagen, Holstebro, Roskilde); Italy (Rome, Sassari)
2011: Colombia
2010: Brazil, Denmark, Mexico

International Festivals

XVII Rassegna Internazionale "Isola dei Teatri" 2012, Sassari, Italy
VIII Festival de Teatro de Cali, Colombia (2011)

Materials for Organisers & Press

Technical Rider


Photos Press


Contact, tours and prices ...

Odin Teatret's repetoire includes productions with the whole ensemble (11-14 actors), productions with fewer actors, solo performances and performances/work demonstrations. 

The repertoire includes indoor and outdoor performances, shows for an audience of 50 spectators to 400 spectators, shows for a stage or black box rooms, and for spectators sitting frontally or around the space. 

Odin Teatret tours can go from the simple presence of one actor for one day to a complex simultaneous programme of pedagogical, artistic, social and research activities. 

Prices are calculated in working days (workshops, lectures, film showings, performances) and are adjusted in accordance to the length and span of a project. Prices for multicultural productions with Odin Teatret and Theatrum Mundi performers are established for each proposal.

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