01. February 2019
Silat, the Malay martial art, allows the actor to work on balance. The exercises include forms used to deceive the ‘enemy’, opening the body or closing it with the aim to kill, maim or play, in full control of the energy. The energy can be keras (soft) and lembat (strong). The workshop includes a warm up with a low impact Tai-chi based exercise; Silat exercises for balance and speed; simple physical scores using Silat dramatic movements and gestures; learning a Malaysian traditional song using Silat comic movements and gestures.
Since the 1990s Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret has hosted and been responsible for various international theatre festivals amongst which the recurrent Odin Week Festival (presenting the different aspects of Odin Teatret’s work), Transit Festival (dedicated to the work of women in theatre), the Holstebro Festuge (involving the local community). From the 30th of January to the 4th of February 2019 the first NTL Theatre Festival and Meeting will be held at Odin Teatret, with workshops, work demonstrations, work-in-progress, performances and a symposium. The NTL Festival will present the work of some of the artists and groups that make up the autonomous and connected constellation of NTL long-time residents and co-productions.