The body remembers
01. February 2019
Our body remembers, our body is memory. Our entire life is written in the lines of our hands and in the light of our eyes, as well as the history of those who preceded us, of those we never met before, of our forebears, is secretly held in ourselves. Memory contains our direct experiences with the world. It contains tales, images and scents that we have simply heard, seen and perceived from afar. All that creates an enormous wealth of experiences from which the actor can draw to give a unique and personal soul to the artistic process. Sometimes we are not aware of it, sometimes is not our mind, but our body that recalls.
Awaken the physical memories to give voice to what has been forgotten. Get in touch with other bodies and together create a concert of souls that share experiences pointing towards a common story. A meeting of physical memories that speaks about the universal history of life. We will meet in a common place where childhood, love and death, solitude and old age are living together inspiring our creations. We will travel through a creative process that turns complexity into simplicity. This process will remove instead of adding until we reach the essence as a meeting point for diversity.
Workshop with Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni (Italy)
1st NTL INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AND MEETING
30 January - 4 February 2019
at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
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.