Transit Festival: We Always Start from Where We are


20. June 2019


15:00 - 15:45


Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

“What has been is what will be, and has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.” I asked myself what it might mean to call oneself a master of a method that one did not invent. During my long relationship with the Suzuki Method, developed by Tadashi Suzuki, I have re-articulated various elements of the training to suit my needs as a creative artist and pedagogue. Does that make me a master of the method, or a thief? I ponder this question in this presentation, as I re-visit the various ways I used my understanding and practice of this method in performance and in text analysis—also remembering the other masters I met along the way who helped shape and guide my creative impulses.

Maria Porter is an actor, director, and teacher. She has performed in the United States and internationally, with such companies as Teatro delle Radici, where she appeared as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeariana. Maria is a master teacher of the Suzuki Method, and has given work demonstrations and master classes in Wales, Denmark, England, Cuba, Peru, Greece, Spain and Switzerland. She has directed ensemble-based performances featured in festivals in Italy, Canada, Prague, New York and Scotland. Her solo performances, Ennobling Nonna and The Space Inside have been featured in festivals in Europe and the United States. Maria is on the faculty of Long Island University, Post where she serves as Director of Theater.


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.