Writing and creating material


02. February 2019




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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A text is a journey in time, in space and in possibilities. The writer needs to remember, also the things s/he has never seen. Most of the good writers are good thieves. They steal material from life around them reshaping it in unrecognisable forms. New realities are born like mosaic structures. Life can be seen and created from surprising points of view. 

The workshop of creative writing is a dive in innovative use of a storyteller’s mind. In the workshop we hunt memories, images and stories heard from an angry neighbour or a blind lady in the swimming pool. All the little details of life can be used and shared. The hawk that flew through your bedroom window, the shoes you forgot in India or the walk through a forest in a winter morning. The workshop focuses on finding words for images and memories, impressions and thoughts. The material used in the workshop is gathered from personal stories, imagination and other texts. From the written texts we build a small mosaic, where the elements can create a dialogue. The different elements can be connected by a theme. The text created in the workshop can be developed to be presented on stage or it can be a starting point for a written story.

Writing and creating material

Workshop with Vilja Itkonen (Finland)

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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