Nido Vacío at the first NTL Festival
30. January 2019
New performance re-evaluates motherhood
Can all mothers make pancakes? Can all mothers be a mother? Is a woman’s natural impulse towards motherhood a decision or a psychical condition to which she must subject? How can you choose to become, to be or to remain a mother and can two competitive half-sisters, raised the same but with different minds, make this decision? It is this exact dilemma that compel the two women to dive into old memories and feature in breath-taking confrontations.
The Empty Nest is an inspiring journey from the activities of daily life into a world of doubt and denial. The two actresses are able to transfer the sterile stage to pure chaos through intense duels and uncontrolled games. In this very cosmos of crackled memories, sprouting hope and a lot of broken eggshells they must ask themselves the question: ‘To be or not to be a mother?’
With a firm grip on the ineffable character of motherhood, The Empty Nest is able to manufacture a sarcastic, nuanced and reel picture, displaying the role of a mother in the intersection between child- and adulthood.
With: Carolina Pizarro (Chile) and Gulia Varotto (Italy)
Directed by: Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret)
Co-producted by: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium and Regula Teatro
The performance is in Spanish.
1st NTL INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AND MEETING
30 January - 4 February 2019
at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
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.