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Kai Bredholt


Kai Bredholt was born in 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He did an apprenticeship as a boat-builder. He began as a folk-musician playing in the streets and in popular cabarets. His studies include extensive exposure to various genres of European traditional and folk music, especially those of Denmark. He joined Odin Teatret in 1990, first as a musician/composer, later as an actor and organiser/director of barters and transformances (theatricalisation of a specific social milieu). Kai Bredholt directs street performances for theatre groups all around the world and has created particular circus performances which present actors, pets, farmers with their animals, ballet dancers on tractors and much more. Kai Bredholt's clown figure Van Gakk performs for children both alone and in collaboration with other clowns in Denmark and abroad. He also collaborates with a local Tae Kwondo club, folkdancers and a shepherd to create theatrical situations, and with the architect Anton Ryslinge to create outdoor theatre venues, for example with ice or bales of straw. Since 1992 he has been a member of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) ensemble.


Itsi Bitsi

Fathers and Sons

Inside the Skeleton of the Whale

Ode to Progress


The Great Cities under the Moon

Andersen's Dream

Don Giovanni all'Inferno

The Chronic Life

The Tree


Theatrum Mundi performances

Four Poems for Sanjukta

Ego Faust

The Island of Labyrinths

The Jungle Book

Performance Demonstrations

The Whispering Winds


Odin performances for children

Den Grimme, den Grumme og den virkelig Dumme

Van Gakk

Van Gakk møder Spugna


Performances directed by Kai Bredholt

Parada de Rua (Teatro Lume, Brazil)

M. Chou et Mme. Fleur, street performance (with Theatre Madame Bodage, France)

Le Bal des Lampions, street performance (with Theatre Madame Bodage, France)

Le Fanfare Perdue, street performance (with Theatre Madame Bodage, France)

Halmtorvet, (with guest artist and Holstebro inhabitants, Denmark)

Cirkus paa Kanten (with local farmers, actors and dancer from different countries, Denmark)

Saeta - a cirkus performance about horses and with flamenco (with local horses and local people)





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