The Laboratory Spirit - 2nd NTL Festival


29. Jan - 02. Feb 2020



Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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400 Euro

From the 29th of January to the 2nd of February 2020 the second NTL Festival 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. The second NTL Festival is open to 25 participants who can follow the whole programme and share time and experience with the NTL artists.

The Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL) artists and co-productions make up the environment of a younger generation that has grown from the seeds sown in the wind by Odin Teatret. They understand theatre not only as performances in a traditional space, but as research, pedagogy, cultural interactive incentive, networking, site specific events, involving different artistic languages, images, body, music and song as a means to create exchange and be a catalyst for contacts, relationships and collaborations within the social/cultural patchwork of the community.

The Festival is an occasion to share the NTL activities both within the NTL environment itself and with interested participants and spectators. It offers five days of intense diversity coloured by the common desire of learning from each other. The aim is to discover and discuss strategies to give inspiration and meaning to the multifaceted understanding of what theatre is for us who do it as well as for the spectators. Without forgetting the need to take position in the society we are part of.


Wednesday 29 January 

Arrival participants and NTL artists

15:00-16:00 Introduction with Julia Varley and Per Kap Bech Jensen

16:30-17:00 DRAMATURGY OF SMELLS - ETHEREAL THEATRE AND ARCHIVE, Kunstteater (Denmark). Art objects (glasswork): Maria Bang Espersen. Idea: Mathias Dyhr Nielsen

17:30-18:15 FOOL IN THE FULL MOON, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark) Work in progress with Donald Kitt

18:30-19:00 Light Being Performance, a talk with Linda Cunningham (De Montfort University, UK)      

20:00-21:00 FLOWERS FOR TORGEIR, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark) Work in progress with Roberta Carreri, video installation by Stefano di Buduo

21:30-22:35 BAALHAUS - SECONDO STUDIO, Váli Theatre Lab (Italy/Denmark)

Work in progress with Marco Bellomo, Nathalie Cariolle, Giulia De Luca, Elisa De Titta, Oriane Hours, Jon Lehmann, Giulia Nemiz Gregory, Mattia Parrella, Valerio Peroni, Dafne Rubini, Diana Simonelli. Directed by Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni

Thursday 30 January 

08:00-09:45 Transformations of Traditional Chinese Theatre Technique, workshop with Ding Yiteng

10:00-11:45 The body remembers, workshop with Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni

12:00-12:30 Work in progress, Ikarus Stage Arts (International), directed by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso

15:00-16:00 Landskabets Øje, Riotous Company (UK/Denmark). Talk and films with Mia Theil Have

16:15-17:45  The spirit of the laboratory: Donald Kitt explains the process of Fool in the Full Moon; Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni explain the process of Baalhaus; Roberta Carreri explains the process of Flowers for Torgeir; facilitated by Julia Varley

20:00-21:00 LADY SWETTENHAM, Masakini Theatre (Malaysia), with Sabera Shaik. Directed by Tage Larsen

21:15-22:15 MAIDEN, DOO (Italy/Denmark), with Alberto M. Guinaldo and Lide Abaigar Martinez. Assistant director: Linda Sugataghy. Directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati

22:30-23:15  LA GUITARRA ENTRÓPICA, Ikarus Stage Arts (International). Concert with Gonzalo Hernandez (Chile). Directed by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso

Friday 31 January 

06:00-7:15 optional Transformations of Traditional Chinese Theatre Technique, workshop with Ding Yiteng

08:00-09:30 Sticks and stones, workshop with Donald Kitt

09:45-11:15  Path to personal training, workshop with Carolina Pizarro

11:30-12:30 HUMØRGRUPPENS FIRE ÅRTIDER, Humørgruppen (Denmark) with Gerda Bjerregård, Børge Jensen, Else Jensen, Karin Villerup, Preben Visholm, Bernt Kristiansen (guitar and song), Erling Rasmussen (piano), Ulla Jacobsen (stage manager), Dorte Lind (song). Directed by Kai Bredholt

15:00-15:45 Music and theatre: exchange of languages, lecture with Anna Stigsgaard (Denmark)

16:00-16:45 The spirit of the laboratory: Cross Pollination and Parliament of Practices - Building an expanded laboratory for the dialogue in-between practices, introduced by Marije Nie (The Netherlands) and Adriana La Selva (Brazil/Belgium)

17:00-17:45 The spirit of the laboratory: Ikarus Stage Arts explain their work in process; Sabera Shaik and Tage Larsen explain the process of Lady Swettenham; facilitated by Julia Varley

20:00-21:00 ANONIMAS, Jeito Producciones NTL (Spain-France-Colombia-Mexico), with Amaranta Osorio, Teresa García Herranz - Lights and sound: Arne Bock. Directed by Julia Varley

21:15-22:00 THE WOMAN WHO SPAT AN APPLE, Rosa Antuña (Brazil), with Rosa Antuña. Directed by Roberta Carreri

22:15-23:15 QUI-ES-TU? TU ME TUES, DOO (Italy/Denmark), with Alberto M. Guinaldo. Assistant director: Linda Sugataghy. Directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati

Saturday 1 February 

06:00-07:15 optional Transformations of Traditional Chinese Theatre Technique, workshop with Ding Yiteng

08:00-10:00  Performance techniques, workshop directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati with Alberto M. Guinaldo

10:15-11:45  Investigating the moment, a work session with Dina Abu Hamdan (white room)

12:00-12:45  FRITT FRAM, Kompani To (Norway) (Red room), with Mikael Kristiansen, Tamar Ohana Goksøyr, Mari Dahl Stoknes. Music and outside eye: Jonathan Krogh

15:00-16:30 The changing memory - the future writing about theatre laboratories, circle talk led by Annelis Kuhlmann (Denmark) and Adam Ledger (UK)

16:45-17:45  The spirit of the laboratory: Alberto M. Guinaldo, Lide Abaigar Martinez, Linda Sugataghy and Giuseppe L. Bonifati explain the process of Maiden and Qui-es-tu? Tu me tues; Amaranta Osorio, Teresa García Herranz explain the process of Anónimas; facilitated by Julia Varley

20:00-21:00 LONG NIGHTS, Váli Theatre Lab (Italy/Denmark), with Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni. Directed by Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni

21:15-22:15 FLOR DE MÁRMOL, Mi Compañía Teatro (Cuba-Colombia), with Mérida Urquía. Directed by Else Marie Laukvik

22:30-23:30 TIERRRA DE FUEGO, Triskel Artes Escénicas (Chile/Denmark), with Carolina Pizarro. Directed by Julia Varley

Sunday 2 February 

06:00-07:15 optional Transformations of Traditional Chinese Theatre Technique, workshop with Ding Yiteng

08:00-09:00 Rhythm with feet, hands and voices, workshop with Marije Nie

09:15-12:30 The Laboratory Spirit and Praxis – Theatre’s Active Contribution to Social Transformation, symposium introduced by Jane Turner (UK) and Patrick Campbell (UK), with Eugenio Barba, Tatiana Chemi, Exe Christoffersen and all NTL artists

14:30-16:00 Another Kind of Harmony, work in progress with Signild Thygesen; Umbrella Project, Nordisk Nido Lab, a process of discovering a river directed by Donald Kitt; and Participants sharing time

16:30-17:30 FROM AMAGAKI TO SHIBUGAKI, GEOGRAPHY OF AN APPRENTICESHIP, Triskel Artes Escénicas (Chile/Denmark), work demonstration, with Carolina Pizarro. directed by Julia Varley

17:45-18:45 D.A.K.I.N.I. SUIT(E) STUDIO 1, AjaRiot (Italy), with Ester Fogliano, Giulia Parri Isadora Pei. Directed by Isadora Pei

19:00-20:00  DANISH SONGS AND PSALMS IN FLAMENCO DRESS, Idom Landsby Laboratorium (Denmark), Concert with Kai Bredholt, Erika Sanchez and Nikolaj Rosengreen

Monday 3 February 

Cleaning of the theatre and departure