The Dead Brother is a work demonstration about how performances are made at Odin Teatret. The Dead Brother describes the stages of the work, which starting from a poetic text become a “poem in space”: the performance.
It presents the different stages of the process in which text, actor and director interact. It shows the first steps of how the actor creates her own stage presence to the last step in which the text, through the form and precision of the actions, acquires rhythms and density of meaning.
The spectator’s energies can then dance, mentally and sensorially. The unrecognised creator in theatre is the spectator.
The Dead Brother is a work demonstration where the miracle of fresh water is explained with a succession of chemical formulas and then presented in the moment in which the elements can no longer be separated and explained, but only experienced.