A white deck chair, a large fan, a bonsai, combs of mother-of-pearl, a decapitated head carved out of wood, long hat pins to pierce its eyes and tongue and for adorning the hair, a red dressing gown, a white silk nightdress. Through the justification of the biblical story of Judith, the performance explores the theme of violence and vulnerability, plunging into an ocean of luminous and murderous eroticism.

Performing Next

August 2019 in Holstebro, Denmark


Roberta Carreri

Text: Roberta Carreri and Eugenio Barba 
Directed by Eugenio Barba
Sculpture: I Wayan Sukarya
Musical Arrangement: Jan Ferslev

Duration: 60 min. (without a break)


Teatro Tascabile, Bergamo,
Centro Teatrale San Geminiano, Modena,
Centro per la Sperimentazione e la Ricerca, Pontedera,
Centro Teatrale Europep "Tino Buazzelli", Frascati,
Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, Holstebro


First performance: August 1987, Holstebro, Denmark

Countries and Places


2017: Denmark (Holstebro) 
2016: Cuba (Santa Clara); Denmark (Copenhagen, Holstebro); Norway (Oslo)
2015: Denmark (Holstebro)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Poland (Wroclaw); Venezuela (Caracas)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro)
2012: Denmark (Holstebro)
2011: Estonia (Tallinn)
2010: Denmark; Italy
2008: Denmark; Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Russia (St. Petersburg)
2007: Denmark; Malta (Valletta)
2006: Brazil; Denmark
2004: Denmark; Italy
2003: Bosnia Herzegovina; Denmark; Siria
2002: Cuba; Denmark; Taiwan
2001: Denmark; Hungary
2000: Denmark; Italy; Japan; Spain
1999: Denmark; USA

Also: Canada, Chile, Estland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden

International Festivals

CPH Stage, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016)
Tallinn Tref Festival, Estonia (2011)
The Baltic House International Theatre Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia (2008)
Malta Arts Festival, Valletta, Malta (2007)