Dedicated to Malika Boussouf and Susan Sontag

The performance recounts without words a story which happened all over the world.

In northern Europe lived the hidden people of elves, trolls, fairies, gnomes and fantastic animals. Our grandparents were afraid yet fascinated by them. They tried to avoid them, but often bumped into them in the darkness of the night or the mists of the day. They talked to them in whispers, were inspired by their presence and behaviour, sometimes even letting themselves be seduced.

Then Progress arrived with the dazzling brightness of clarity.

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

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

Dramaturgy and directing
Eugenio Barba 

Duration: 60 min. (without a break)

First performed in May 1997, Holstebro, Denmark.

 

MATERIALS FOR ORGANISERS & PRESS

 

Photo Gallery 

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Ode to Progress

Trailer - Ode to Progress (2014)