Co-habitation

Co-Habitation on Theatrical Structure

period

18. - 25. Apr 2018

time

location

Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro
Denmark

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Ticket

Kr. 4.500 (approx. 600€)

Eight days seeing again and again, analysing and working on a theatrical structure with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret actors

For 20 participants

Cohabitation aims to create a work milieu which functions also 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.

At the same time the participants will take part in the rehearsals of a new performance directed by Eugenio Barba with actor Else Marie Laukvik - one of Odin Teatret’s founders - and musician Frans Winther. The title is-THE DEAFMAN’S HOUSE and it is based on the Spanish painter Francisco Goya’s life and artistic carrier.

In theatre, we can speak of a “collective mind” when an ensemble of motivated people is engaged in a creative process which doesn’t aim at realising an already clearly defined dramaturgical structure. A “collective mind” integrates different specialisations, various degrees of experience and diverse responsibilities in an assembling process similar to that which happens in the individual mind in the course of invention: sudden changes of direction, detours, exploitation of serendipitous effects, leaps from one level of organisation to another (pre-expressive level, organic dramaturgy, narrative dramaturgy, shaping of the space, musical universe, etc.).

 

Participants who are actors must bring a theatrical structure consisting of a scene made for the occasion on the theme “A journey”. 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 the day after arrival. Odin Teatret actors and Eugenio Barba will respond to the scenes throughout the following days’ programme.

During the Cohabitation, Odin Teatret will show the following performances: The Chronic Life and Inside the Skeleton of the Whale. The participants will be able to see the performances again and again and thus begin to distinguish the different layers, relationships and elements that compose the whole.

Eugenio Barba and the actors will analyse each performance from the perspective of the actor, director, text, space, music, and the overall montage. 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.  

Programme below ...

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Participants should arrive by 15:00 hrs on 18  April 2018. Departure is on the 25 April after lunch.
Working hours will be 8:00 to 13:00 hrs and 15:00 to 18:30 hrs.
Each evening a performance will be scheduled at 19:00 hrs.
The working language will be English.

Application together with a short CV should to be sent by 30 March 2018 to:

Luis Alonso luis@odinteatret.dk
and marked COHABITATION

APPLICATION FORM »

All participants will receive an answer  by 2 April and for those accepted the participation fee must be paid by 5 April. Accepted participants will be given priority in the order applications have been received.

FEE: DKK 4,500 (equivalent to about 600 Euro).

The fee includes the work sessions, performances, spartan accommodation in rooms with two or more beds, and the possibility of cooking in the theatre’s kitchen. 

Participants will be involved in the daily routine at the theatre including practical tasks and cleaning during the breaks.  

 

Programme

18.4 Wednesday

Arrival between 9:00 and 15:00
16:00 First meeting with Eugenio Barba and practical organisation with Luis Alonso
19:00 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret
21:00 Welcome meal

19.4 Thursday

08:00 - 09:15 Training with Donald Kitt
09:30 - 10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro
11:00 - 13:00 Participants show their scenes to Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret actors
15:30 - 18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther
18:30 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

20.4 Friday

08:00 - 09:15 Training with Donald Kitt
09:30 - 10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro
11:00 - 13:00 Discussing THE CHRONIC LIFE with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret's actors
15:00 - 18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther
19:00 THE CHRONIC LIFE, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret

21.4 Saturday

08:00 - 09:15 Training with Donald Kitt
09:30 - 10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro
11:00 - 13:00 Work on individual scenes with Iben Nagel Rasmussen
15:00 - 16:30 Work on musical structure with Jan Ferslev
17:00 - 18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther
19:00 The Dead Brother, a work demonstration with Julia Varley about the relationship between actor's material and text

22.4 Sunday

08:00 - 09:15 Training with Donald Kitt
09:30 - 10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro
11:00 - 13:00 Work on individual scenes with Julia Varley
15:00 - 18:30 Collective Mind with Eugenio Barba, rehearsing THE DEAFMAN'S HOUSE with Else Marie Laukvik and Frans Winther
19:00 Quasi Orpheus, the Actor-Musician, a work demonstration with Jan Ferslev, about the relationship between actor's material and music

23.4 Monday

08:00 - 09:15 Training with Donald Kitt
09:30 - 10:45 Training with Carolina Pizarro
11:00 - 13:00 Work on individual scenes with Roberta Carreri
15:00 - 16:30 Work on individual scenes with Kai Bredholt
17:00 - 18:00 The spectator's perception with Eugenio Barba
19:00 ODE TO PROGRESS, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret 

24.4 Tuesday

8:00-10:30 Work on individual scenes with Tage Larsen
11:00-12:00 ODE TO PROGRESS, ensemble performance by Odin Teatret
14.00-15:30 Work on musical structure with Elena Floris
16:00-19:30 The spectator's perception with Eugenio Barba

25.4 Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 Discussing ODE TO PROGRESS with Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret's actors
11:15 - 12:15 Conclusions
12:30 - 13:30 Farewell meal
Departure

* The programme is subject to changes.