The Castle of Holstebro

The Castle of Holstebro is a phantom castle inhabited by figments of imagination. An invisible castle, brought to life by the performance through a theatrical process along the lines of “stream of consciousness”, used in literature.

The Castle of Holstebro is the world, which becomes a dream, the dream which becomes a world. Inside its walls a dialogue between a young woman and her eternal companion is spun in the same way thoughts venture into the opposing logic of experience. Like the butterfly at the larval state a woman dressed in white is born by her ironical admirer. Talks with him and then appears as him. He is self assured, cynical and full of life. She lives in the water amongst the flowers and illusions. He is enchanting, alive; changes dimension in dramatic ways; is interested in the spectator and is curious. She is capable of living in a world of chimera, where love smiles from a pure and bright imagination. The performance moves in the changeable and repetitive landscape of time. To loose itself in a labyrinth of character and situations. In search of lost memories.

PERFORMANCE

Actress
Julia Varley

Text: Julia Varley and Eugenio Barba
Musical arrangement: Jan Ferslev
Graphics: Marco Donati
Lighting: Poul Østergaard, Knud Erik Knudsen
Costumes: Julia Varley, Ellen Skød
Directed by Eugenio Barba

Duration: 50 min. (without a break)

 

First performance: November 1990, Holstebro, Denmark

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Countries and Places

2019

Denmark (Holstebro)

 

2018: Brazil (Brasilia); Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Fara Sabina)
2017: Cuba (Santa Clara); Denmark (Holstebro)
2016: Denmark (Holstebro)
2015: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Marsciano)
2014: Denmark (Holstebro); Italy (Rome); Poland (Wroclaw)
2013: Denmark (Holstebro)
2012: Denmark (Holstebro); India (Auroville)
2009: Brazil, Italy
2008: Denmark; Italy; Mexico
2007: Montenegro (Podgorica)
2004: Italy

 

International Festivals

FIAT - Festival of International Alternative Theatre in Podgorica, Montenegro (2007)

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The Castle of Holstebro II

Trailer - The Castle of Holstebro

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 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.


For further information please contact

Odin Teatret: odin@odinteatret.dk  or 
Tour Manager Anne Savage: anne.savage@odinteatret.dk