Doña Musica's Butterflies is a performance about identity, which the protagonist defines as a tendency to exist. It is the story of a character who has escaped from a performance - Kaosmos - and tells of her origins and adventures in terms of entomology, through theories of modern physics and with poems and tales from other times.




Julia Varley

Text and Scenic Space: Julia Varley
Musical Arrangement: Jan Ferslev, Frans Winther
Lighting: Knud Erik Knudsen
Directed by Eugenio Barba 

First performance: September 1997, Holstebro, Denmark

Countries and Places


2019: Argentina
(Santa Fe);Denmark (Holstebro)
2018: Denmark
2017: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Fara Sabina)
2016: Denmark (Holstebro)
2015: Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Rome); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro)
2012: Brazil (Brasilia); Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Ortona)
2009: Brazil; Peru
2005: Great Britain
2004: Italy

International Festivals

Magdalena 2a Generación, Santa Fe, Argentina (2019)
FLIPT Festival
, Fara Sabina, Italy (2017)
Encontro de Mujeres Creadoras
, Lima, Peru (2009)

Materials for Organisers & Press


Technical rider


Photo gallery

Photo Gallery 

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Doña Musica's Butterflies

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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