The Dead Brother is an explanation of how performances are created at Odin Teatret. It describes the stages in the work, starting out from a poetic text which becomes a "poem in space": the performance.

It presents the different phases of the process in which text, actor and director interact. It shows how the actor creates his/her own stage presence until the final synthesis in which the text, through the form and precision of the actions, acquires a rhythm and density of meaning.

Actress: Julia Varley

Duration: 60 min.

First Performed in 1994.

Performing Next

18 October 2018 in Sevilla, Spain »

20 February 2019 in Rome, Italy »

August 2019 in Holstebro, Denmark

Countries & Places

Denmark (Holstebro)

2017: Argentina (Buenos Aires); Brasilien (Brasilia); ( Cuba (Santa Clara); Czech Republic (Brno)
2016: Cuba (Havana); Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Novara); Poland (Warsaw)
2015: Brazil (Alto Foresta - Matto Grosso, Brasilia, Goiãnia); Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Italien (Rome); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: China (Wuzhen); Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Rome); Spain(Madrid)
2012: Argentina (Mendoza);Brazil; Chile (Santiago); Denmark (Copenhagen, Holstebro); France (Paris); Romania (Cluj-Napoca); Spain (Madrid)
2011: Colombia; Poland
2010: Costa Rica; France; Kuala Lumpur; Mexico
2009: Italy
2008: Italy; Mexico
2007: Brazil; Denmark; Spain
2006: Italy
2005: Italy
2004: Hong Kong R.O.C.; Italy


International Festivals

Identidades Festival Internacional de Artes escénicas en el desierto de Atacama, Chile (2018)
Encontro de Atores Criadores IX edição
, Goiãnia, Brazil (2015)
7º. Festival Palco GiratórioSesc Porto Alegre, Brazil (2012)
14th Theatre Meetings OKNO, Szczecin (Poland 2011)
VIII Festival de Teatro de Cali, Colombia (2011)
Festival Internacional de las Artes in San José, Costa Rica (2010)
7 Caminos Teatrales, Guanajuato, Mexico (2010)
XII Festival InternacionalMadrid Sur in Spain (2007)


Materials for Organisers & Press

Technical Rider

Photos Press


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:  or 
Tour Manager Anne Savage: