Witnessing a phase in the composition of a new Odin Teatret performance
Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret's actors
The COLLECTIVE MIND for 10 selected participants consists of one week of rehearsals of Odin Teatret’s new production directed by Eugenio Barba.
In theatre we can speak of a Collective Mind when a group of motivated people is engaged in a creative process which doesn’t aim at realising an already predefined project. The participants will follow the rehearsals of Odin Teatret’s new production with the working title Thebes at the Time of Yellow Fever, which had a love story as point of departure. Every day after the rehearsals 9 am to 4 pm, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss the work with Eugenio Barba and propose new ideas.
The participants are introduced into the intimacy of a delicate, elusive and at times repetitive and exhausting way of working. Self-discipline, observation, concentration and presence are required for those watching in order to support the actors, the director and the other collaborators, and to be able to analyse and make propositions.