Sticks & Stones, and The Singing Body, with Donald Kitt and Kai Bredholt


12. - 17. Aug 2019



Méra in Cluj county

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Euro 100/200 (see below)

Theatre of Reciprocity

The work will be divided in two parts:

FIRST PART: With Donald Kitt

1. the performers physical training
2. the development of actions inspired by the use of an object
3. vocal exploration: the discovery of an individual rhythm, spatial awareness and dynamism

The performer's work evolves from the creation of personal material with the stick as a partner and culminates in a montage. Throughout the development of this material the performer will weave it with texts, songs and the use of space. The workshop aims at encouraging a personal process opening up hidden meanings.’

SECOND PART: With Kai Bredholt

Montage of a performance and Village barter:

Using the materials created in the first part of the workshop as well as personal material (songs, dance and poetry), the participants will meet singers, musicians and dancers from the local village, and together with them organise a final Barter: a Banquet of songs and poetry.

Organiser & Contact

Shoshin Theatre Association



Application Deadline: 20 July 2019

To register for the workshop, please send a completed application form to

The application form can be downloaded here


Participation Fee

Applicants from Western Europe: Euro 200

Applicants from Eastern Europe: Euro 100

Fee includes tuition, lodging (with locals), food and transportation from Cluj Napoca to Méra.


Donald Kitt was born in Canada in 1964, just a few days after Odin Teatret was born. After studying at the University of Winnipeg, he acted in many performances until 1989, when he co-created Primus Theatre in Canada, a company dedicated to original, multi-disciplinary performances which toured throughout Canada, USA and Europe. After the group ceased its activities in 1998, Donald Kitt moved to Italy where he worked as a performer, teacher and stilt instructor.
Donald studied and performed Topeng dance in Bali (1996) under the guidance of the Balinese Master I Made Djimat. In 2006 Donald joined Odin Teatret and now, as well as acting, he directs, performs on stilts, teaches workshops and instructs young stilters and performers involved in barters and transformances (theatricalisation of a specific social milieu) in Denmark

Read more about Donald here


Kai Bredholt was born in 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He did an apprenticeship as a boat-builder. He began as a folk-musician playing in the streets and in popular cabarets. His studies include extensive exposure to various genres of European traditional and folk music, especially those of Denmark. He joined Odin Teatret in 1990, first as a musician/composer, later as an actor and organiser/director of barters and transformances (theatricalisation of a specific social milieu). Kai Bredholt directs street performances for theatre groups all around the world and has created particular circus performances which present actors, pets, farmers with their animals, ballet dancers on tractors and much more. Kai Bredholt's clown figure Van Gakk performs for children both alone and in collaboration with other clowns in Denmark and abroad. He also collaborates with a local Tae Kwondo club, folkdancers and a shepherd to create theatrical situations, and with the architect Anton Ryslinge to create outdoor theatre venues, for example with ice or bales of straw. Since 1992 he has been a member of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) ensemble.

Read more about Kai here