Transit Festival: Corpus Mundi - A Woman Across Borders


17. June 2019


21:15 - 22:00


Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

In an ancestral space, a girl relives the stories and memories of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in their resistance, choices and heritages. At the same time, she is trespassing cultures with a black female body in a constant embodiment, but also challenged to break through old patterns and cultural borders and starts to build its own story.
The ritual-performance will be an environment to heal the feminine and works with other construction of the female body, connecting memories and overcoming experiences of women from different countries.



The original idea was to talk about borders, language, female body and the black heritage coming up when, Theatre as a Laboratory for community interaction at Odin Teatret, the two Brazilians met. Barbara Carvalho and Luciana Martuchelli, women and afro-brazilian descendants, they received the Orixas culture in their families and both found barriers in their artistic and personal lives.
Barbara as “black woman” and Luciana as “white woman”, are together searching for a diverse dialogue in order to break their geographic, emotional and aesthetic borders. Through the partnership between their groups, antagon theaterAKTion and Cia Yinspiração, the first scene and ideas about this performance started to appear at The Secret Art of The Performer, in 2014, and it’s been developed in Brazil and in Germany.

This work-in-progress will be shared for the first time!

PERFORMANCE   A work-in-progress

Concept, Choreography and Performance:  Barbara Carvalho
Director: Luciana Martuchelli
Assistant Director, stage design: Bernhard Bub
Light design: Joscha Ecker
In collaboration with
antagon theaterAKTion and Cia Yinspiração

Language: English
Duration: 45 min.



DKK 120 / 60 for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+

Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.

Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.

This work demonstration is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret. 

TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.