WORKSHOP based on basic training in Kalaripayattu, a martial art from South India, conducted by Carolina Pizarro.

Carolina Pizarro will pass on tools that she received from her guru Lakshman Gurukal, with the aim of giving to the participants a brief but exhaustive introduction to the practice of the Kalaripayattu martial art at a beginner’s level, according to the style of Hindustan Kalari Sangham. The training is based on a sequence of different kicks and animal postures. Combining the two, the participants discover different kinds of energy in action and how they can apply the different energy to their performances.

Training Principles:

  • Dialogue with tiredness, resistance, energy, weight control, focus, breathing, balance, flow, composition and awareness of the body’s centre.
  • Learning from Kalaripayattu physical scores: repetition, codification, organicity and rhythm.
  • Theatricality and directions of the body, space and time.
  • Development of three essential capacities: patience and perseverance, effort sustainment, and keeping calm and being in the present.

For 12 participants max.


  • It is an intensive physical workshop.
  • Participants should not have physical lesions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing (and bring a change of clothing/t-shirt), bring drinking water and a notebook and pen.
  • No previous experience needed.

The Organiser is required to supply:

  • An absolutely clean indoor space with a smooth wooden floor, suitable for working barefoot.
  • The space must be big enough for the physical work of 12 people.
  • Sound amplifier with input cable for Laptop or iPhone.

You can find current workshops open for application in the Calendar here.

[In Calendar select "Type", then tick the box for  "Workshop"]

The workshop can be conducted in English and Spanish. For other languages a translator is needed.

How to Organise a Workshop in Denmark or Abroad

If you are interested in having this workshop for 3 or 5 days at your theatre, conservatory, theatre school, university, or other pedagogic activity please contact Roberta Carreri ( or Odin Teatret ( by email and ask for available periods.

About Carolina Pizarro »

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.

For further information please contact

Odin Teatret:  or 
Tour Manager Anne Savage: