The Land of Fire
14. June 2019
Kr. 120 / 60
Dedicated to Rebeca Ghigliotto and María Cánepa
The performance explores the concept of journey, travelling to a land rooted in the memories of a woman's imagination: a land where the fire is kept alive as a sign that a home still exists. There are references taken from Chilean past and recent history seen through the eyes of three generations of women, and stories told by different Chilean women who have gone on a journey. Some of them decided to travel; others were forced to do so. But for each one of them the journey has meant a transformation. At that point there is no difference between past and present, and the word journey gets impregnated with a deep sense of life. During Salvador Allende's government, a grand-mother and her daughter, holding a Chilean flag, occupied a plot of land to build a house and make a garden there. When the repression came, as a consequence of Augusto Pinochet's military coup, the daughter dug a deep hole in the ground and buried her uniform, papers and everything that could possibly relate her to the Communist Party. Then, over all her memories, she planted a tree.
A journey is good,
because it ends,
a journey is to and from,
out and home,
if it doesn't end,
it is something else,
flight, exile, expulsion,
steps leading to nothing
Pia Tafdrup from Trækfuglens kompas (Gyldendal, 2010)
An NTL CO-PRODUCTION
Actress: Carolina Pizarro
Director: Julia Varley
Production: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium
Duration: 50 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.