Cohabitation aims to create a work milieu which functions as a "collective mind". All participants are involved with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret actors to reflect practically, theoretically and sensorially on a theatrical structure on the basis of their individual experience.
Participants who are actors must bring a theatrical structure consisting of a scene made for the occasion on the theme "I saw it". The scene should last a maximum of three minutes and include text and a song.
Participants who are directors must present a concrete problem or a solution concerning one of their performances through speech, video or photographs. The speech should last a maximum of five minutes.
The scenes and speeches will be presented for Eugenio Barba, the Odin actors and the other participants on the morning after arrival. Odin Teatret actors and Eugenio Barba will respond to the scenes and guide each participant to discover the potentialities of the proposed theatrical structure. During the Cohabitation, Odin Teatret will show the following performances several times:The Chronic Life, Ave MariaandInside the Skeleton of the Whale. The participants will be able to see the performances again and again and thus begin to distinguish the different parts, relationships and layers that compose the whole. Eugenio Barba and the Odin actors will analyse each performance from the perspective of the actor, director, text, space, music, and the overall montage, according to the categories of continuity and simultaneity. The flowing continuity of each element that builds the complex structure of a performance will be examined in relation to simultaneity to see how the different elements interact and blend.
Arrival and Departure Participants should arrive by 5 p.m. on the 19 May 2015 and departure is after 12 p.m. on 27 May.
Hours of Work Working hours will be 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Each evening a performance will be scheduled at 7 p.m. Dialogue and experiments are envisaged.