Sticks and Stones
for actors and dancers, directed by Donald Kitt
This workshop has several components: training fundamentals focusing on exercises developed through Odin's history such as "the cat", training with a simple stick i.e developing actions inspired by the use of an object, and vocal exploration where the actor tries to find an individual rhythm, spacial awareness and dynamism. In the development of material, the actor is confronted with a stick which must continually be alive and in relation to the actor. The actor's work begins from the creation of personal material, using the stick as a base for this material, culminating into a simple montage of these actions - into the weaving of texts, song, space, and objects. The workshop concentrates on the first phase of the development concerning the actor's material and being open minded to images and story. The workshop aims at giving indications for a personal process in search of a meaning.