Great Cities under the Moon

A musical performance by Odin Teatret in the spirit of Bertolt Brecht

The moon observes and glides over the burning cities below, from the metropolises of Europe to those of Asia Minor, from Hiroshima to Halle, from Imperial China to Alabama. Her voice is mocking or amazed, indifferent or merciful, cold or incandescent. Her compassion knows no melancholy, no solace. 

Performing Next:

9-10 March 2019 in Holstebro, Denmark »

August 2019 in Holstebro, Denmark 



Luis Alonso, Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Carolina Pizarro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen and Julia Varley

Directed by Eugenio Barba

Texts inspired by Bertolt Brecht, Jens Bjørneboe, Li Po and Ezra Pound.

Music by Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, Frans Winther and others.

Lighting Fausto Pro.

First performed in 2003 in Bielefeld, Germany.

Duration:  60 min. (without a break)


Countries & Places

(New Delhi)
The Netherlands (Amsterdam)

2017: Argentina (Villa Urquiza); Denmark (Holstebro, Aarhus); Ecuador (Quito); Poland (Wroclaw); Uruguay (Canelones, Las Piedras, Montevideo)
2016: Cuba (Havana); Denmark(Holstebro); Ecuador (Loja); France (Paris); Norway (Oslo)
2015: Colombia (Bogotá); Denmark (Holstebro; Idom)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Poland (Wroclaw); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Ravenna)
2012: Brazil (Porto Alegre); Denmark (Holstebro)
2011: Colombia
2010: Costa Rica
2009: Denmark
2008: Mexico; Spain; Peru
2007: Denmark; Italy
2006: Italy
2005: Italy
2004: Italy
2003: Germany


International Festivals

Identidades Festival Internacional de Artes escénicas en el desierto de Atacama, Chile (2018)
ExploreZ Festival,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018)
8th Theatre Olympics, 
New Delhi, India (2018)
Aarhus Festuge
, Aarhus, Denmark (2017)
Primer Festival ARTES VIVAS LOJA, Ecuador (2016)
7º Festival Palco Giratório Sesc Porto Alegre, Brazil (2012)
VIII Festival de Teatro de Cali, Colombia (2011)
Festival Internacional de las Artes in San José, Costa Rica (2010)
FITO - Festival de Teatro Internacional de Ourense, Spain (2008)
Festival de Benvida, Lugo, Spain (2008)
XVI Festival Internacional de Otoño, Madrid, Spain (2008)
Festival Internazionale Castel dei Mondi, Italy (2007)
360° International Theatre Meeting, Bielefeld, Germany (2003)


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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. 

Prices are calculated in working days (workshops, lectures, film showings, performances) and vary from 1,200 Euro (+travel and lodging) for one actor, to 11,000 Euro (+travel, lodging and cargo transport) for the whole ensemble. These prices 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.

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