Odin Week Festival

Next Odin Week Festival


12 - 22 August 2022 (Arrival/Departure)
Working Language: English

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The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL is an international theoretical/practical festival, held once a year at Odin Teatret in Holstebro for people wishing to acquire a better knowledge of its activities.

The programme includes training, attending rehearsals, all Odin Teatret's performances and work demonstrations currently on repertoire, films, meetings with Eugenio Barba, lectures and discussions. The programme is conducted in English.

The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL lasts ten days from 8am until 10pm 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 programme also includes meetings with Odin Teatret's musicians, technicians and administrative staff, the preparation of a barter with local people and a visit to the town which has been Odin Teatret's home for 55 years.

The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL 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 materials about Odin Teatret's history as well as many theatre personalities and groups from the theatre of the last fiftyseven years.

The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL, for a maximum of 60 participants, 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. The participation fee includes the cost of food and lodging.


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

08.00 - 10.00

Physical and vocal training

10.00 - 10.30


10.30 - 12.00

Work demonstrations by Odin Teatret's actors

12.00 - 13.30

Lunch break and practical maintenance duties in the theatre

13.30 - 16.30

"The Odin Tradition" directed by one of the actors or musicians

16.30 - 17.00


17.00 - 18.00

Meeting with Eugenio Barba

18.00 - 20.00

Break for dinner

20.00 -

Every evening there will be a performance by Odin Teatret


For: 50-60 participants 

A healthy body (no injuries)
Clothing suitable for physical work
No prior experience is required.

When we open for application, you can find the workshop advertised in the Calendar here

[In Calendar select "Type", then tick the box for "Workshop"]

The working language is English unless otherwise announced.

The Odin Week Festival is held annually - and usually in August, at Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark.

If you are interested in participating, sign up for our Newsletter (at the bottom of this page) or apply when you see it advertised in the Calendar.

You can also contact Roberta Carreri, director of the festival/seminar directly (roberta@odinteatret.dk).