The Laboratory Spirit - in Beirut

period

28. - 30. Aug 2020

time

location

Al Madina Theatre
Hamra Street (Saroulla bldg.)
Beirut, Lebanon

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Ticket

Free

A 3-DAY INTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO ODIN TEATRET'S TRAINING AND WORKING METHODS. THROUGH TRAINING SESSIONS, FILMS, WORK DEMONSTRATIONS, TALKS AND PERFORMANCES. 

The Laboratory Spirit, will take place at Al Madina Theatre Saroulla bldg. Hamra street, Beirut

Through a collective experience of a hybrid space of live streaming sessions from Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark, during which the doors of Al Madina Theatre are open to people interested in learning about the work of Odin Teatret, to be actively taking part in the training sessions or choose to be observers.

Registration
15.00 – 16:00 at Al Madina Theatre on Friday 28 August 2020

It is now possible to apply free of charge! 
You will find a link to the application form below.

 

Participation in The Laboratory Spirit programme is free, thanks to the support of the Arab Funds for Arts and Culture - AFAC, The Danish Embassy in Beirut, Odin Teatret and Al Madina Theatre.



In collaboration with: Zoukak Theatre Company & Cultural Association, Arab Theatre Training Center ATTC, American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University, Lebanese University, USEK The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Al Rahallah Laboratory Theatre/ Jordan, Al Balad Theatre/ Jordan

PRACTICAL INFORMATION / PARTICIPATION

The Laboratory Spirit programme, is addressed to theatre and dance practitioners, scholars and anthropologists, cultural activists and politicians - all those interested in Odin Teatret's multiple fields of action. Participants can choose between being active or observers.


PLEASE NOTE
All accepted participants will receive a notification by email.

PLACES ARE LIMITED

Application Deadline: 15 August 2020

APPLICATION FORM

Download word document, complete, save and send marked "LS Beirut August 2020" 

Send the completed application form to both email addresses below  (in word or pdf format)

almadinatheatre2020@gmail.com  and  anne.savage@odinteatret.dk

Notification of acceptance: 18 August 2020

PROGRAMME

 

The Laboratory Spirit will explore the Odin Teatret ensemble laboratory experience that was developed over the last 55 years, through a three-day laboratory with master classes, training sessions, talks, performances, work demonstrations, research presentations, film screenings, and barters and exchanges in different locations in Lebanon. The laboratory will be open to the public and to practitioners from Lebanon and the Arab region.

The Laboratory Spirit intersects with parts of the Odin Week Festival programme.  It lasts 3 days and offers the opportunity of a full immersion in Odin Teatret's diverse fields as a laboratory. The actors and Eugenio Barba lead the practical sessions of "The Odin Tradition" which is composed of different artistic visions, personal techniques and shared values.

Each actor gives the participants an insight into their individual training and creative approach to a performance - their actor's dramaturgy. The meetings with Eugenio Barba are a time of dialogue concerning directing, group dynamics, pedagogical research, survival strategy, intercultural performance, management and the working process of the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA).

The Laboratory Spirit programme provides an opportunity to get to know how a theatre group developed into a laboratory through the actors' individual training and performances, the specific planning of tours, the building of artistic alliances and an international network of collaboration, the strengthening of permanent bonds with the local community, the building up of a living archive making available the vast amount of documents and audio-visual material about Odin Teatret's history as well as many theatre personalities and groups from the theatre of the last fifty years.

 

*An example of the daily programme, which will be conducted in English:

09.00 – 11:00: Physical and vocal training

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 13.30: Work demonstration by one of the actors

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch break  

14.30 – 16.00: "The Odin Tradition" directed by one of the actors

16.00 – 16.30: Break

16.30 – 17.30: Meet the actors’ projects

17.30 – 18.00: Break

18.00 – 19.00: Live streaming – Meeting with Eugenio Barba

19.00 - 20.00: Performance or Film

(* Times might slightly differ between days.  Detailed program will be shared with participants)