Death feels lonely
A ceremony for the Chilean actress Marí­a Cánepa.

Three hundred steps in few instants.
Stone skin on my head.

The dead and the transparent flies -
what are they? And what do I matter?
Maybe death doesn't take everything away.


These verses by the Italian poet Antonio Verri sum up the performance. The British actress Julia Varley evokes her meeting and friendship with the Chilean actress Marí­a Cánepa. Death itself celebrates the creative fantasy and dedication of Marí­a, who was able to leave a trace after her departure.


Julia Varley

Text: Odin Teatret and quotes from Gonzalo Rojas and Pablo Neruda
Assistant Director: Pierangelo Pompa
Directed by Eugenio Barba

Languages: Italian. English and Spanish
Duration: 60 min. (without a break)

First performed: 22 October 2012, Holstebro, Denmark

Countries and Places



2019: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (San Sperate - Sardinia, Urgnano); Spain (València)
2018: Argentina
(Buenos Aires);Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Napoli)
2017: Denmark (Holstebro); Hungary (Budapest); Italy (Trento); Romania (Timișoara)
2016: Brazil (Brasilia, Recife); Cuba (Matanzas, Pinar del Ró­o); Denmark (Holstebro); India (Bagalore); Indonesia (Bali - Gianyar); Italy (Novara); Norway (Oslo)
2015: Brazil (Goiãnia); Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Cuba (Santa Clara); Denmark (Holstebro); Ecuador (Quito); Italy (Lecce, Rome); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: Brazil (Londrina, Presidente Prudente, Rio de Janeiro, Santos - São Paulo); Cuba (Havana, Santa Clara); Denmark (Holstebro); Germany (Bielefeld); Italy (Bologna, Fara Sabina, Padova, Rome, San Venanzo); Spain (Madrid)
2012: Argentina (Burnos Aires, Mendoza); Brazil (Brasilia); Chile (Santiago); Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Monte Castello di Vibio - Perugia); Uruguay (Las Piedras)

International Festivals

Festival Internazionale del Teatro di Gruppo - XXXI Edizione, Urgnano, Italy (2019)
Festival di arti visive e performative Sant'Arte, San Sperate - Sardinia, Italy (2019)
Encontro de Atores Criadores IX ediedição, Goiãnia, Brazil (2015)
Festival Tiempos de Magdalena, Quito, Ecuador (2014)
Finestre sull'Uomo-Teatro - Isola di Confine, San Venanzo, Italy (2012)


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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. 

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