Odin Week Festival 2017


21. - 31. Aug 2017


Arrival 21 August 2017 - before 16.30
Departure 31 August 2017 - by lunchtime


Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

see map


7.500 kr. - see more information below

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.

We begin with a meeting between the participants and Eugenio Barba, which will take place at 5 p.m. on the arrival day. Participants are therefore required to arrive no later than 16.30 on the 21 August.

The first performance of the Festival will be shown later in the evening. 


Below is an example of  the 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 Odin Teatret's actors
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



(Download word doc, complete, save and attached to your email.)

Send to:
Marked: OWF2017

Application Deadline: 20 June 2017
All applicants will receive a reply no later than 27 June 2017.

Working Language: English


DKK 7.500

(equivalent to about 1,000 Euro/1,350 US$) 

The fee include:

  • 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.
  • Free wifi

IF you are accepted as a participant - the participation fee MUST be paid and received by us on 5 July 2017 in order to secure you place. Once you have been accepted, you will receive information on how to make the payment.

All participants are expected to be present from the first day and throughout the period.