02. February 2019
The performance is inspired by the lifes of Carine and Christopher McCandless, brothers that became famous thanks to the movie "Into the Wild" directed by Sean Penn.
Through two parallel story lines, one realistic and one dreamlike, the show focuses on the symbiotic and protective relationship of the two characters, the pain of detachment and the hope that never dies, to be again side by side one day.
The journey becomes challenge for independence and break from the roots, that push protagonists and spectators to ask questions about the relationship that man has with nature and society.
Long nights are the ones that become endless when you are alone and away from your beloved ones, but they give the strength to become stronger and more secure than ever, to grow, making the ties with your past intense and alive. In the darkness the thoughts and memories look huge and at night it seems to fall in, as in a dream. But how dangerous is this fall? Will be a crash or a soft landing?
Since the 1990s Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret has hosted and been responsible for various international theatre festivals amongst which the recurrent Odin Week Festival (presenting the different aspects of Odin Teatret’s work), Transit Festival (dedicated to the work of women in theatre), the Holstebro Festuge (involving the local community). From the 30th of January to the 4th of February 2019 the first NTL Theatre Festival and Meeting will be held at Odin Teatret, with workshops, work demonstrations, work-in-progress, performances and a symposium. The NTL Festival will present the work of some of the artists and groups that make up the autonomous and connected constellation of NTL long-time residents and co-productions.