Transit I Denmark 1992

The first Transit Festival, "Directors and the dynamic patterns of theatre groups What are women proposing?", took place at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark in 1-5 November 1992.

Transit 92Documentation:

  • Programme
  • Video: "IN TRANSIT - Hidden Directions": extracts from performances, process explanations and interviews made at the Festival. Co-production between Odin Teatret Film and Videograph Production, 1992-1993. Dir. Leo Sykes. Colour. 45 min. In English. Available on DVD from Odin Teatret Webshop and on streaming on Odin Streaming.

The Festival was an occasion to continue the debate started within The Magdalena Project on women and theatre directing. The Festival was designed as an opportunity for theatre practitioners to show their performances and explain the processes used to create them, for an investigation of new and evolving ways of directing, focusing on the conducting element, be it the group, the actor, the director or the working process itself.

The Festival presented performances directed by women, or performances whose prime motor were women actors, performances with only women, or performances with no director where the group's collaboration has been essential for the result.

During five days 13 performances and 11 process explanations were presented by: Odin Teatret, Denmark; Teatro delle Radici, Switzerland; Theater im Pumpenhaus, Germany; Voix Polyphoniques, France; Cirque Divers, Belgium, Grenland Friteater, Norway; The Magdalena Project, Wales; Freja, Denmark; La Otra Orilla, Germany; Koreja, Italy. The Festival is documented with photographs by Rossella Viti and a video recording by Leo Sykes (see above).