New Odin Teatret ensemble performance plays in Holstebro and on tour
ANDERSEN'S DREAM (more than 200 performances worldwide) was performed for the last time at Teatro Mayor, Bogotá, Colombia in March 2011, and now Odin Teatret is about to finish its new ensemble performance THE CHRONIC LIFE.
THE CHRONIC LIFE will be presented at
Odin Teatret,Holstebro, Denmark, on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September 2011;
the Contemporanea Festival 2011in Prato, Italy on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th of October 2011;
The Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland on the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th of October 2011;
the 14th Theatre Meetings OKNO, Szczecin, Poland on the 19th, 20th and 21st of October 2011;
the Teatro Koreja, Lecce, Italy on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 16th, 17th and 18th November 2011;
the Teatro Era, Pontedera, Italy on the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th of November 2011.
In 2012 THE CHRONIC LIFE will also be presented amongst other places at odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark, at Théâtre du Soleil in Paris, France (February) and at Teatro de La Abadía in Madrid, Spain (May).
The Chronic Life takes place simultaneously in different countries of Europe in 2031, after the third civil war. Individuals and groups with different backgrounds come together and challenge each other driven by uprooting war and unemployment. A boy arrives from Latin America in search of his father who has inexplicably disappeared. "Stop searching for your father" people tell him while escorting him from door to door.
It is neither knowledge nor innocence that saves the boy. A new ignorance helps him to discover his door. Amid the bewilderment of all of us who no longer believe in the unbelievable: that just one victim is worth more than any value. More than God.
CHARACTERS: a Black Madonna, the widow of a Basque officer, a Chechnyan refugee, a Rumanian housewife, a Danish lawyer, a rock musician from the Faroe Islands, a Colombian boy searching for his father disappeared in Europe, an Italian street violinist, two mercenaries.
TEXT: Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Odin Teatret ACTORS: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Sofia Monsalve, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley DRAMATURG: Thomas Bredsdorff LITERARY ADVISER: Nando Taviani LIGHT DESIGN: Odin Teatret LIGHTING ADVISER: Jesper Kongshaug SCENIC SPACE: Odin Teatret SCENIC SPACE ADVISERS: Jan de Neergaard, Antonella Diana MUSIC: Odin Teatret, traditional and modern melodies COSTUMES: Odin Teatret, Jan de Neergaard TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Fausto Pro DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANTS: Raúl Iaiza, Pierangelo Pompa, Ana Woolf DIRECTING AND DRAMATURGY: Eugenio Barba
Production: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro), Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid), The GrotowskiInstitute (Wroclaw).