Odin Week Festival

21 August 2017 to 31 August 2017
Odin Teatret, Denmark


The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL is an international theoretical/practical 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 ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL lasts ten days from 8am until 10pm and offers the opportunity of a full immersion in Odin Teatret's diverse fields as a laboratory. The actors and Eugenio Barba lead the practical sessions of "the Odin Tradition" which is composed of different artistic visions, personal techniques and shared values.

Each actor gives the participants an insight into their individual training and creative approach to a performance- their actor's dramaturgy.  The meetings with Eugenio Barba are a time of dialogue concerning directing, group dynamics, pedagogical research, survival strategy, intercultural performance, management and the working process of the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA). The programme also includes 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 50 years.

The ODIN WEEK FESTIVAL provides an opportunity to get to know how a theatre group developed into a laboratory through the actors' individual training and performances, the specific planning of tours, the building of artistic alliances and an international network of collaboration, the strengthening of permanent bonds with the local community, the building up of a living archive making available the vast amount of documents and audio-visual materials about Odin Teatret's history as well as many theatre personalities and groups from the theatre of the last fifty years.

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 fields of action. Participants can choose between being active or observers. The participation fee includes the cost of food and lodging.


Participants should arrive on Monday 21 August 2017 no later than 16.30.

Registration at Odin Teatret takes place between 14.00 and 16.30.

The first meeting between the participants and Eugenio Barba will take place at 5 p.m. on the arrival day. The first performance of the Festival will be shown later in the evening. All participants are expected to be present from the first day and throughout the period.


The Odin Week Festival will conclude on Wednesday 30 August at 11 p.m. and participants will leave by lunch time (12 noon) on Thursday 31 August 2017.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is DKK 7.500 (equivallent to about 1,000 Euro/ 1,350 US$)

The fee includes:

• Entrance to all performances and pedagogical activities

• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

• Accommodation in rooms of 3-8 people within the premises of Odin Teatret (maximum 38 participants) or in double rooms in private accommodation 3 km or less from Odin Teatret (transportation is not included).

• Linen and towels during your stay.


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