By Heart


08. December 2018




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

see map


120 kr / 60 kr

Theatre concert for another time

Guest performance with Altamira Studio Teater


“Look, look!”. An old woman and an old man, a couple of blind street musicians. 45 minutes of clownish music and poetry. The 20th century in two square meters. A tango and Thomas Eliot, a valzer and Zbigniew Herbert, Primo Levi and Samuel Beckett singing a corsican psalm. The songs reminiscent of old stories, the words recall forgotten myths: voices from all the regions of a lost time. Love and revolt, prayer and tears, hope and disenchantment: the living echo of inactual dreams. In front of the musicians the street seems to be deserted. No listener stops by, no coin falls in the box. Still, they offer their music to an invisible listener. Sweetly clinging to one another, they playfully challenge a deafening silence. “Look! Look!”, says the woman: the stand in front of them is empty, the music has been forgotten. Still, they perform with irreducible enthusiasm, reading their melodies from a secret inner score. In the absence of a path to follow, they play what they've been keeping by heart. But whom are they really singing for? “A child is coming and a child has gone”, says the lullaby. At the end of the day, no coin is in the box. But maybe some spectators have passed by. Maybe, behind this concert for nobody, a ritual of rebirth is being celebrated. And behind the black glasses of the blind musicians, their eyes are still blue.

“We've got only what we gave. We've got only our own songs”. “Let's go home now. We'll come back another time”.

A theatre concert for another time.




With: Domenico Mannelli and Barbara Tholozan

Dramaturgy and directing: Pierangelo Pompa

Text: dialogues and montage by Pierangelo Pompa, with quotations from the poetic tradition of the 20eth century. 

Music: composed by Altamira Studio Teater or arranged from traditional and modern melodies

Coproduced by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Tommy Bay

Tommy Bay

Tommy Bay

Tommy Bay


TICKETS - for performances at Odin Teatret in Holstebro: 120 DKK;
Students; Pensioners; groups of 10+: 60 DKK

Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.