03. February 2019




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Third Theatre and its Legacy


Symposium introduced by Jane Turner and Patrick Campbell (UK), with Eugenio Barba (IT/DK) and all NTL artists


The Third Theatre manifesto was written by Eugenio Barba in 1976 when theatre groups were particularly active all over the world. In 2019 Odin Teatret celebrates its 55th anniversary and much of its focus is dedicated to the practice of younger generations and the transformation of the new theatre culture established in the 1960s. What is the information and experience that is important to pass on? Encounters, exchanges, research and a laboratory attitude were prominent among theatre groups. Their condition of learning to learn demonstrated that theatre is not only an entertaining and artistic activity but also a necessary tool in creating relationships and assuming a responsibility in our communities.   

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. 

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