Life of Props
PERFORMANCE WORK DEMONSTRATION
Objects speak, words depict, statues dance and the actor works with all of these elements in order to transform both himself and them.
The actor handles an object, giving it life, composing and creating images. A stick or a flag is a support and an extension, a weapon and a tool; it is part of the actor's body and a partner to collaborate with, it is challenging in its demands and generous in the freedom it bestows. The stick answers back and judges the actor's precision.
Thinking of how God blows life into a lump of clay, the actor tries to build a sequence that confirms the existence of the whole creation with a plank of wood, in a material, concrete and down to earth style. The accurate form of a statue secures energy to be revealed, while random physical actions encapsulate rhythms and associations which - in connection with a text - distil a density of meanings.
Actor: Tage Larsen
Duration: 1 hour
First performed in 2012.
Countries & Places
2017: Italy (Bergamo)
2014: Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: China (Shanghai); Italy (Rome)
2012: Dennmark (Copenhagen)
Il teatro vivo 2017, Bergamo, Italy (2017)
Contact, tours and prices ...
Odin Teatret's repetoire includes productions with the whole ensemble (11-14 actors), productions with fewer actors, solo performances and performances/work demonstrations.
The repertoire includes indoor and outdoor performances, shows for an audience of 50 spectators to 400 spectators, shows for a stage or black box rooms, and for spectators sitting frontally or around the space.
Odin Teatret tours can go from the simple presence of one actor for one day to a complex simultaneous programme of pedagogical, artistic, social and research activities.
Prices are calculated in working days (workshops, lectures, film showings, performances) and are adjusted in accordance to the length and span of a project. Prices for multicultural productions with Odin Teatret and Theatrum Mundi performers are established for each proposal.
For further information please contact
Odin Teatret: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tour Manager Anne Savage: email@example.com