The Tree

new Odin Teatret ensemble performance
19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016
Odin Teatret, Holstebro

Directed by Eugenio Barba

PREMIERE: Monday 19 September 2016 - at 19.00 hrs.

with performances also:
Tuesday-Thursday 20 - 22 September - at 19.00 hrs.
Friday 23 September - at 12.30 hrs.
at Odin Teatret, Særkærparken 144, 7500 Holstebro, Denmark

The Tree, Odin Teatret

Open Rehearsals:
Monday 12 September 2016 - at 13.00 hrs
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - at 12 noon
Wednesday 14 September 2016 - at 12 noon
Thursday 15 September 2016 - at 11.00 hrs AND
Friday 16 September 2016 - at 10.00 hrs.
at Odin Teatret, Særkærparken 144, 7500 Holstebro, Denmark

Dedicated to Inger Landsted.

The tree of History grows vigorously and dead. Around it, child-soldiers and praying monks dance together with warlords, a wrathful mother, and the daughter of a poet who, as a child, dreamed of flying away with her father.

Two story-tellers introduce and comment upon characters and events: in the Syrian desert two Yazidi monks plant a pear tree to call back the birds that have disappeared; in Nigeria a mother rests under the shadow of the tree of forgetfulness holding in her arms the head of her daughter hidden in a gourd; a European warlord explains the necessity for ethnic cleansing to an African warlord who performs a human sacrifice to make his army of child soldiers invulnerable before leading them into battle; a girl plays with her dolls around the tree her father planted when she was born, wondering how birds see the earth from the air.

The tree of History finally bends under the weight of fruit and offers a home to the birds that are flying over the heads of the spectators. But what kind of birds are they?

Actors: Luis Alonso, Parvathy Baul, I Wayan Bawa, Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Donald Kitt, Elena Floris, Carolina Pizarro, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley
Stage and light designer: Luca Ruzza, OpenLab Company.
Tree model and realisation: Giovanna Amoroso and Istvan Zimmermann, Plastikart.
Software programming: Massimo Zomparelli
Costumes and props: Odin Teatret
Musical director: Elena Floris.
Technical director: Fausto Pro
Puppets: Niels Kristian Brinth, Fabio Butera, Samir Muhamad, I Gusti Made Lod.
Dolls' head: Signe Herlevsen
Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff
Literary adviser: Nando Taviani
Text: Odin Teatret
Director's assistants: Elena Floris, Julia Varley
Director: Eugenio Barba

Duration: 75 min.

The performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Production: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro), The Grotowski Institute/Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016 (Poland), The Hungarian National Theatre (Budapest)


Reservation: +45. 9742 4777
Man - Fre mellem / Mon - Fri between 9.00 - 15.00
Reserverede billetter afhentes 15 min. før forestillingen begynder
Reserved tickets must be collected 15 min. before the performance begins

Priser / Prices

Billet / Ticket: 100,- kr.
Studerende og pensionister /Students and Pensioners: 50,- kr.

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Performances programmed in 2016

The Tree, Odin TeatretCountries and Places:

Holstebro, Denmark »
19-23 September

Budapest, Hungary »
30 September - 5 October

Ringkøbing, Denmark »
13-14 October

Wroclaw, Poland »
21-25 October

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