A ten-day intensive introduction to Odin Teatret's training and working methods
The next Odin Week Festival will take place at Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark from Monday 19 August - Thursday 29 August 2013. Participants must arrive on Monday 19 August 2013. Registration at Odin Teatret takes place between 4 p.m and 5 p.m. The first meeting between the participants and Eugenio Barba will take place on 19 August at 5 p.m. All participants are expected to be present. The first performance of the Festival will be shown later in the evening.
The Odin Week Festival will conclude on Wednesday 28 August at 11 p.m. and participants will leave by noon on Thursday 29 August 2013.
Below is an example of a daily programme, which will be conducted in English:
08:00 - 10:00 Physical and vocal training
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Work demonstration by an Odin Teatret actor
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break and practical maintenance duties in the theatre
13:30 - 16:30 "The Odin Tradition" directed by one of the actors or musicians
16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 18:00 Meeting with Eugenio Barba
18:00 - 20:00 Break for dinner
20:00 Every evening there will be a performance by Odin Teatret
Accommodation is included in the participation fee (38 people in shared rooms at Odin Teatret and 12 people staying in local accommodation within a 3 km radius. Transport is not provided.).
All applicants will receive a reply on Monday 17 June 2013.
PARTICIPATION FEE: DKK 7.000
(approx. €940 / US$ 1200 but please check with your local bank)
Shared accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the participation fee. We will also supply bed linen and towels during your stay.
IF you are accepted as a participant - the participation fee MUST be paid and received by the 15 July 2013 in order to secure you place. Once you have been accepted, you will receive information on how to make the payment.
A TEN-DAY INTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO ODIN TEATRET'S TRAINING AND WORKING METHODS AS WELL AS BARTERS, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES, ORGANISATION AND PERFORMANCES
The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL is an international seminar-festival, held once a year at Odin Teatret in Holstebro for people wishing to acquire a better knowledge of its activities. The programme includes training, attending rehearsals, all Odin Teatret's performances and work demonstrations currently on repertoire, films, meetings with Eugenio Barba, lectures and discussions. The programme is conducted in English.
The first Odin Week was held in 1989 as a workshop accompanied by films and performances so that the participants could experience the process of physical and vocal training together with the resulting performances directed by Eugenio Barba.
The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL now lasts ten days and offers the opportunity of a full immersion in Odin Teatret's diverse fields of action. The actors and Eugenio Barba lead the practical sessions of "the Odin Tradition" which is composed of different individualities, personal techniques and shared values which exist in the everyday practice of our craft. Each actor gives the participants an insight into their particular creative approach while the meetings with Eugenio Barba are a time for questions concerning directing, group dynamics and survival strategy, theatre anthropology and other issues.
Every day, from 8 a.m.until 10 p.m, activities include - apart from those mentioned above - meetings with Odin Teatret's musicians, technicians and administrative staff, the preparation of a barter with local people and a visit to the town which has been Odin Teatret's home for 48 years. The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL gives a chance to get to know how a theatre group functions, from the complex weaving of a performance to the numerous details of planning and organising tours, maintaining an effective connection to the community and making available a living archive of the vast amount of material about Odin Teatret's history as a theatre laboratory.
The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL, for a maximum of 50 participants, is addressed to theatre and dance practitioners, scholars and anthropologists, cultural activists and politicians - all those interested in Odin Teatret's multiple activities. Participants can choose between being active or observers. The participation fee includes the cost of food and lodging.