The Starry Messenger

date

30. January 2019

time

location

Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro
Denmark

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Ticket

Kr. 120 / 60


The Starry Messenger, is inspired by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei and his famous and seminal book "Sidereus Nuncius". The book was published just over 400 years ago in 1610 in Venice. Galileo Galilei's discoveries contradicted the Aristotelean cosmology - the earth being the centre of the Universe with the Sun and the planets circling around it - and caused something of a stir.

But don't think that The Starry Messenger is some kind of a complicated lecture in physics. Far from it. In this version by Donald Kitt, the meaning of Galilei's discovery (that the earth and thus the human beings are not the centre of the Universe) is transformed from this undeniable fact into a lively, humorous and thought provoking theatre performance. In Kitt's performance we are confronted with the modern human being, previously the Lord of the Universe, now suddenly finding himself small as a fly, alone in the space of infinity.

The Starry Messenger

Performance with Donald Kitt (Canada/Denmark)
Directed by Tage Larsen, Odin Teatret

Language: English
Duration: 50 min. 

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. 

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